Cardinals drop Hilltoppers, 102-75

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Edgar Sosa and Jerry Smith scored 17
points apiece to pace six Louisville players in double figures as
the Cardinals routed Western Kentucky 102-75 on Saturday.
Louisville avenged last season's loss to the Hilltoppers by
shooting 55.6 percent (35-for-63) from the field and converting 25
Western Kentucky turnovers into 36 points in the Billy Minardi
Samardo Samuels added 14 points and nine rebounds for the
Cardinals (7-3), while Terrence Jennings tallied 11 points off the
bench. Jared Swopshire and Kyle Kuric added 10 points apiece for
Steffphon Pettigrew scored 23 points to lead the Hilltoppers
(5-4) and A.J. Slaughter added 16.
Western Kentucky played without second-leading scorer and
leading rebounder Sergio Kerusch. The 6-foot-5 junior forward, who
is averaging 13.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, broke his foot
in practice on Friday.

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