January 21, 2009

COL BKB: Louisville 78, Rutgers 59

Terrence Williams produced 23 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday, helping No. 12 Louisville avoid a letdown by crushing Rutgers 78-59.

The Cardinals were coming off a victory last weekend over then-No. 1 Pittsburgh and they stayed hot by hitting 59 percent of their shots from the field against the Scarlet Knights.

Louisville (14-3, 5-0 Big East) has won six straight. It was the seventh consecutive loss for Rutgers (9-10, 0-6), with six of them having come against teams ranked in the Top 25.

The Cardinals put together an 18-0 run during a 9-minute stretch of the first half. Williams had two dunks and a three-pointer during the surge.

Earl Clark and Samardo Samuels added 15 points each for Louisville. Gregory Echenique paced Rutgers with 13.