PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Russ Smith scored 22 points and No. 14 Louisville used its press and free-throw shooting to post an 83-76 victory over Rutgers in a foul-plagued game on Saturday night.
Luke Hancock added 15 points, Terry Rozier had a career-high 14 and Wayne Blackshear 13 as the Cardinals (13-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) forced Rutgers to commit a season-high 19 turnovers in the contest that featured 62 personal fouls.
Louisville, which normally shoots 66 percent from the line, converted 41 of 46 foul shots in beating Rutgers (7-8, 1-1) for the 12th time in 13 games. The 41 made free throws were a season high.
Myles Mack had 19 points for the Scarlet Knights, who had won three in a row. Craig Brown added a career-high 17 points and Kadeem Jack had 12.