Temple 29 37 66
Louisville 42 46 88
Date of game: 2/27/2014

Recap: Louisville vs. Temple

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Russ Smith had 24 points, Montrezl Harrell scored 21 and No. 7 Louisville beat Temple 88-66 on Thursday for its seventh straight win.

Terry Rozier added 19 points for the Cardinals (24-4, 13-2 American), who tied idle Cincinnati for the conference lead.

They were coming off Saturday's thrilling 58-57 win over Cincinnati on Smith's jumper with 2.2 seconds remaining.

"We won tonight's game with offense," Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said. "I wish we would have played better defense but we won the game with offense."

Will Cummings scored 18 points and Quenton DeCosey had 17 to lead Temple (7-20, 2-13), which has dropped seven of its last eight to reach 20 losses for the first time in the program's 118-season history.

"DeCosey shot 7-for-18 and 1-for-7 from 3s," Temple head coach Fran Dunphy said. "We need him to make three or four with seven attempts to make us competitive."

The Owls played their fifth straight game against a ranked team for the first time ever, including two against the reigning national champion Cardinals.

The Cardinals trailed 2-0, then scored the next 13 points and never looked back. Smith scored the first six points and nine overall during the run.

The lead reached 18 just 7:07 into the game on Rozier's jumper and was 42-29 at halftime behind 13 points from Smith and 10 each from Harrell and Rozier.

The Cardinals shot 56.7 percent in the first half and 53.3 percent in the game. Their lead was never in single digits in the second half and ballooned as high as 29.

Game Notes

Louisville has three games left in the regular season starting at Memphis on Saturday ... Temple plays Houston on Saturday to start its final three-game stretch ... Temple played four ranked teams in a row in 1995-96 ... Louisville beat Temple 82-58 on the road on Feb 14.

Johnson headlines FCS players of the week

In 2013, the Montana State Bobcats made a bit of an offensive switch, going from a pass-heavy system to a more run- integrated style of play. The reason wasn't because the team was unstable at quarterback, but rather due to the fact the Bobcats were loaded at the running back position.

Steelers to bring back Harrison

After losing a pair of starting linebackers to injuries in their last game, the Pittsburgh Steelers are set to bring back a familiar face.

Former NBA center Jones passes away

Caldwell Jones, who played 14 seasons in the NBA and twice earned All-Defensive Team honors, died Sunday from a heart attack at the age of 64.

Giroux hurt as Flyers open camp

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is expected to be sidelined approximately two weeks after suffering an undisclosed lower-body injury on the first day of training camp.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.