The Boom! Cards roll Cornell 99-54

The Cardinals ran past Cornell from the start. No. 3 Louisville cruises to 99-54 win over visiting Bears.

The Boom! came early on Friday night as the No. 3 Louisville Cardinals used a 20-0 run to race to an early lead 22-2 advantage over visiting Cornell. The domination continued throughout as U of L led 53-14 at the half and cruised to a 99-54 win.

The is the 19th straight victory, establishing a new school record for consecutive wins. The previous mark was accomplished in the season-closing run by the 1979-80 team.

Thirteen Cardinals scored, led by junior Wayne Blackshear's career-high 20 points. Montrezl Harrell collected a career best 15 rebounds, to go with 7 points.

After sitting out the first two games, Kevin Ware played 15 minutes, scoring 5 points. Chane Behanan added 13 points and Luke Hancock had 12. Russ Smith and Stephan Van Treese each scored 10.

The victory is the 1,700th all-time win in program history and U of L becomes the 12th to reach that mark.

Next up for Louisville is a Tuesday night contest against Hartford at the KFC Yum! Center.

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