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Louisville vs Central Florida Final: 87-70 - Recap

Russ Smith went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds leading Louisville over Central Florida, 87-70, on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.

Louisville won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 19.5-point spread.

Louisville got 16 points from Luke Hancock and another 14 points from Montrezl Harrell. Luke Hancock contributed 5 assists, while Montrezl Harrell cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Central Florida got 20 points from Tristan Spurlock in a losing cause and another 12 points from Calvin Newell. Calvin Newell contributed 4 assists for them, while Isaiah Sykes had 11 rebounds.

Louisville led at halftime, 37-27.

The rebound battle favored Central Florida as they grabbed 38 boards, while Louisville only had 35.