Louisville Sets New Yum Center Scoring Record In Rout Of Louisiana Lafayette

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville took the "boom" effect to another level on Saturday, turning a game with Louisiana Lafayette that was close throughout the first half into a 113-74 laugher.

"We wanted to wear them out," Rick Pitino said after the game. "Mission accomplished."

The 113 points scored by the Cardinals was a season-high as well as a KFC Yum Center high. It was one point shy of matching the highest total of the Pitino era.

Montrezl Harrell scored a team-high 20 points to lead six Cardinals in double figures. Chris Jones (19), Russ Smith (16), Wayne Blackshear (15), Terry Rozier (11) and Luke Hancock (10) also breached the 10-point mark.

More notes:

--Luke Hancock's 10 points this afternoon left him with 1,000 for his college career. Because a chunk of those points were scored during his time at George Mason, Hancock does not figure into Louisville's total of 1,000-point scorers.

--Peyton Siva Sr. made a triumphant return to the Yum Center, sporting a Peyton Siva Jr. Detroit Pistons jersey with no sleeves underneath...per usual.

--After challenging the junior earlier in the week, Pitino said Wayne Blackshear played his best game of the season on Saturday. Blackshear was extremely aggressive, as evidenced by his 9-of-10 performance from the free-throw line. He also came away with a team-high four steals to go with five rebounds.

--David Levitch: 1 point, 2 boards. We're not even two weeks away from Christmas and I'm already fat off of all this Holiday Levitch.

--Kevin Ware played just 1 minute and seems to be back in Rick Pitino's doghouse. "Kevin did something I don't like and he's going to sit a while," the coach said after the game.

--Another season of WHAS broadcasts in the books. Another season of WHAS broadcasts without Drew Deener saying "penis" on the air.

--Terry Rozier hit five of six shots and handed out a career-high six assists. The Derby City's collective crush continues to blossom.

--TACOS FOR DAYS.

--This was easily the most energy we've seen from Mangok Mathiang, who grabbed six rebounds and blocked four shots, but really did a lot more than what shows up in the box score.

--For the first time since he's been here, Montrezl Harrell buried an outside jumper and looked like a legitimate shooter while doing it. That could be a huge development.

--The Cards connected on just 4-of-18 three-point attempts, but shot a season-best 71.4 percent from inside the arc.

--The U of L players now turn their attention to finals week before next Saturday's game against Western Kentucky.

Here's your final box score:

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Elridge Moore, F 14 0-2 0-0 2-4 3 2 5 0 1 0 4 3 2
Shawn Long, F 29 11-19 2-5 1-2 3 2 5 0 0 0 3 5 25
Kevin Brown, G 20 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 3
Steven Wronkoski, G 34 4-6 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 10
Elfrid Payton, G 35 3-11 0-2 6-10 4 1 5 10 2 0 5 3 12
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Luka Kamber, F 3 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Vieux Kande, C 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.J. Davenport, C 6 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 4
Hayward Register, G 4 0-4 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Xavian Rimmer, G 21 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 4 0
Kasey Shepherd, G 29 5-10 4-8 4-4 1 4 5 0 0 0 2 1 18
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
26-62 9-26 13-20 15 14 29 13 4 0 17 23 74
41.9% 34.6% 65.0%
Louisville Cardinals
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Montrezl Harrell, F 21 9-10 0-0 2-3 5 3 8 0 1 2 1 0 20
Mangok Mathiang, F 21 1-1 0-0 4-5 2 4 6 2 0 4 1 4 6
Russ Smith, G 22 6-11 0-3 4-4 1 2 3 1 3 0 2 2 16
Wayne Blackshear, G 20 2-6 2-4 9-10 1 4 5 0 4 0 1 3 15
Chris Jones, G 23 8-16 1-5 2-3 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 3 19
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Akoy Agau, F 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Chane Behanan, F 15 3-3 0-0 1-1 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 7
Stephan Van Treese, F 14 2-3 0-0 1-2 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 5
Luke Hancock, F 20 2-5 0-3 6-6 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 10
Tim Henderson, G 6 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terry Rozier, G 23 5-6 1-2 0-0 2 2 4 6 0 0 0 1 11
Anton Gill, G 5 0-0 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
David Levitch, G 3 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Kevin Ware, G 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
38-62 4-18 33-40 16 25 41 15 9 8 8 19 113
61.3% 22.2% 82.5%

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