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March Madness - Recap - Louisville Defeats North Carolina A&T 79-48

Louisville cruised to victory on Thursday, running North Carolina A&T out of the gym and running up a 79-48 score at Rupp Arena.

Louisville won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 26.5-point spread as favorites.

Russ Smith had 23 points for Louisville and Wayne Blackshear chipped in with 12 points. Peyton Siva had 8 assists for them, while Gorgui Dieng was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

North Carolina A&T got 12 points from Bruce Beckford in a losing cause and another 9 points from Lamont Middleton. Lamont Middleton contributed 3 assists for them, while Lamont Middleton had 4 rebounds.

Louisville led at halftime, 47-31.

The rebound battle favored Louisville as they grabbed 31 boards, while North Carolina A&T only had 20.