Boxscore
Louisville 99, UMKC 47
Saturday, December 8, 2012 2:00 PM
Location - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Officials - Ed Corbett, Matt Potter, Earl Walton
Attendance - 20074

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
UMKC 28 19 47
Louisville 53 46 99

Recap


No. 6 Louisville 99, Missouri-Kansas City 47: Russ Smith scored a career-high 31 points and the Cardinals rode some blistering shooting to a blowout of the visiting Kangaroos.

Smith matched his season average with 19 points in the first half alone as Louisville (8-1) hit 11 of its first 13 shots in bolting to a 30-9 lead.

Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell came off the bench to score 15 and 14 points, respectively, for the Cardinals, who led 53-28 at the half. Louisville, which won its third in a row, wound up one point shy of reaching 100 for the first time since Dec. 27, 2010.

Nelson Kirksey and Trinity Hall scored nine points each to pace Missouri-Kansas City (4-5), which absorbed its third loss by at least 39 points.

Smith, who was coming off a season-low 13 points in Tuesday's rout of College of Charleston, shot 12-for-18 and also matched his career high of seven rebounds to go along with five assists and five steals.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Cardinals, who entered the game ranked eighth nationally in turnover margin, had 16 steals and forced 22 turnovers. ... The Kangaroos hit half of their eight 3-point attempts in the first half but went 1-for-14 after the break. ... Smith connected on 3 of 5 3-point attempts to end a slump that saw him fail to hit more than one in five straight games.

UMKC Kangaroos

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Thomas Staton 18:00 1-10 1-4 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 5
Fred Chatmon 17:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 0 0 1 2
Nate Rogers 19:00 2-6 2-5 0-1 1 1 2 3 4 2 5 0 6
Estan Tyler 25:00 2-9 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 6
Nelson Kirksey 21:00 3-5 0-2 3-7 3 3 6 1 1 3 2 0 9
Kirk Korver 21:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 0 2 1 0
Mason Wedel 15:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 0
Trinity Hall 16:00 3-6 0-1 3-3 3 1 4 0 2 0 3 1 9
Brad Reid 15:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 1 2
Alton Tanner 13:00 1-2 0-0 4-5 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 6
John Burke 9:00 0-4 0-2 2-2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2
Caleb Johnson 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Trevor Franklin 3:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
TOTAL 200 14-52 5-22 14-20 11 19 30 9 22 7 22 5 47
  26.9% 22.7% 70.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 22

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Russ Smith 27:00 12-18 3-5 4-7 1 6 7 5 2 5 2 0 31
Chane Behanan 21:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 3
Wayne Blackshear 14:00 3-5 1-2 0-1 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 7
Zach Price 15:00 2-2 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 1 5
Peyton Siva 21:00 1-3 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 6 3 1 1 0 4
Kevin Ware 19:00 3-6 0-0 2-2 2 5 7 2 1 4 1 0 8
Montrezl Harrell 23:00 5-8 0-0 4-6 2 5 7 0 2 2 1 1 14
Stephan Van Treese 20:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 1 2 1 1 1 4
Tim Henderson 8:00 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 6
Luke Hancock 23:00 6-10 2-3 1-2 4 2 6 5 3 0 2 0 15
Michael Baffour 3:00 0-2 0-2 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Logan Baumann 3:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Bond 3:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 37-66 8-18 17-26 15 30 45 19 20 16 12 4 99
  56.1% 44.4% 65.4% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 12