Behanan, Smith key romp over Samford
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Chane Behanan
Chane Behanan

Posted Nov 15, 2012

The University of Louisville men's basketball team moved to 2-0 on the young season with an 80-54 romp over Samford in the KFC Yum! Center on Thursday.

Russ Smith scored a game-high 18 points, Chane Behanan grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and added 12 points and No. 2 Louisville routed Samford 80-54 on Thursday night.

Behanan reached his career best in the first half with 13, outrebounding the Bulldogs (12) by himself.

Gorgui Dieng had 10 points and 13 rebounds while Wayne Blackshear added 13 points with five rebounds as the Cardinals (2-0) won the opener of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament that continues next week in the Bahamas.

Louisville never trailed in its first meeting against Samford (1-2), which was playing its highest ranked opponent since losing 79-54 to No. 1 and defending champion Florida in 2006.

Tim Williams' 15 points and six rebounds led Samford. Raijon Kelly added 11 for the Bulldogs, who committed 21 turnovers.

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