LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Peyton Siva’s career highs of five 3-pointers and 12 assists helped No. 5 Louisville roll past Florida International 79-55 on Wednesday night.
It was the first meeting between Cardinals coach Rick Pitino and Richard Pitino, his son and Panthers counterpart. The younger Pitino, 30, served two stints as a Louisville assistant before taking over for Isiah Thomas at FIU this season.
Siva finished with 15 points in posting his first double-double since the season opener. He was selected the game’s MVP.
Wayne Blackshear tied his career best with a game-high 18 points. Chane Behanan added 14 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double this season.
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