No. 2 Louisville 92, No. 7 Rutgers 31
Records: Louisville 27-5, Rutgers 12-21
Louisville advances to the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Championship, where they will face the No. 6 seed Houston. That game will be 6 p.m. (CT) on Friday on ESPN2. The Cardinals swept Houston in the regular season.
Rutgers held a 7-6 lead at the 16:47 mark of the first half. Louisville closed the first half on a 52-9 run to take a 38-point halftime lead.
The Cardinals’ 58 first-half points are the highest total they’ve scored in the first half this year.
Louisville’s 58-points in the first half are the most first half points in a postseason game since scoring 56 against TCU March 6, 2002 in the Conference USA Tournament.
Louisville had five players score in double digits.
In the last two games against Rutgers, Louisville’s winning margin was 54.5 points.
Louisville’s bench outscored the Scarlet Knights’ (32-31).