February 15, 2014

Harrell leads Louisville to 82-58 victory over Temple

Photo by Austin Lassell

After a nine day layoff and an extra night in Philadelphia, Rick Pitino and the Cardinals have decided to go with a new look.  The coaching staff and players will not shave until they lose.

On Friday night, the thirteenth ranked Cardinals kept their razors covered with a convincing 82-58 victory over Temple.

“It’s been a long time. It’s a good stretch. We all said, ‘Let’s have some fun. Let’s grow beards until we lose.’ It’s the first time in my life that I’m trying to grow a beard,” Pitino said.

Montrezl Harrell finished with a career high 22 points and added 10 rebounds, Harrell’s sixth double-double of the season.

Louisville was in control throughout the entire first half, going on a 10-0 and 17-2 run, leading 52-27 at halftime.

Russ Smith scored 15 points on 7 of 10 shooting.  Wayne Blackshear added 13 points.

Luke Hancock connected with three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points.

Louisville (20-4) remained undefeated in conference road games this year, and returns home to play Rutgers on Sunday.

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