Louisville Downs Houston 77-62 - Match Report
Louisville earned a 77-62 victory over Houston on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Russ Smith at Hofheinz Pavilion.
Bettors who backed Louisville were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 14.5 at sportsbooks.
Louisville got 15 points from Luke Hancock and another 15 points from Montrezl Harrell. Russ Smith contributed 6 assists, while Luke Hancock cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Houston got 14 points from TaShawn Thomas in a losing cause and another 14 points from Jherrod Stiggers. L.J. Rose contributed 6 assists for them, while TaShawn Thomas had 8 rebounds.
Louisville led at halftime, 45-26.