March Madness - Louisville Downs Manhattan 71-64 - Match Report
Louisville got 18 points from Russ Smith as they ran past Manhattan 71-64 on Thursday at Amway Center.
Louisville won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 16-point spread.
Louisville got 16 points from Luke Hancock and another 12 points from Montrezl Harrell. Luke Hancock contributed 4 assists, while Montrezl Harrell cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Manhattan got 16 points from Ashton Pankey in a losing cause and another 13 points from Emmy Andujar. Emmy Andujar contributed 4 assists for them, while Ashton Pankey had 5 rebounds.
Louisville hit the break leading 35-29 before taking care of business in the second half.
Louisville had a 42-31 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.