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#6 UofL bounces back with 78-63 win over Virginia Tech

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Chris Jones had a career-high 11 assists and Terry Rozier scored 16 points as No. 6 Louisville easily brushed off Virginia Tech 78-63 on Tuesday night.

Louisville (15-2, 3-1 ACC) tied a season-high with 10 3-pointers and had one of its best shooting performances of the season hitting 48 percent from the field (31 of 65). Rozier hit 4 of 6 from behind the arc.

Wayne Blackshear added 15 points and Montrezl Harrell and Mangok Mathiang each had 11 points and eight rebounds as the Cardinals bounced back from Saturday's 72-71 loss at North Carolina.

Adam Smith had 19 points, hitting 5 of 7 3-pointers, and Justin Bibbs scored 15 for the Hokies (8-8, 0-3), who lost their fourth straight game after winning the previous four.

After trading baskets to start the game, Louisville established itself early with a 15-0 run and led by as many as 29.

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