Russ Smith scored 23 points and Gorgui Dieng had six points and 16 rebounds and Louisville, playing just hours after it moved to No. 1, used a strong second half to beat Connecticut 73-60 on Monday night.
Gorgui Dieng returned from a sprained right ankle to score 15 points and freshman Chane Behanan added 12 rebounds as Louisville (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) beat Connecticut 80-59 on Monday night, the Cardinals' fifth straight win.