Louisville vs Rutgers Final: 83-76 - Recap

Louisville grabbed an 83-76 win over Rutgers on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Russ Smith at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Louisville earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 15-point spread.

Luke Hancock had 15 points for Louisville and Terry Rozier chipped in with 14 points. Wayne Blackshear had 2 assists for them, while Montrezl Harrell was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Rutgers got 19 points from Myles Mack in a losing cause and another 17 points from Craig Brown. Myles Mack contributed 4 assists for them, while Wally Judge had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Louisville were victorious, as the score was 39-33 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Rutgers as they grabbed 34 boards, while Louisville only had 32.