No. 5 Louisville rolls over FIU

No. 5 Louisville rolls over FIU
December 19, 2012, 9:23 pm
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Florida International's Tymell Murphy, right, drives to the basket around the defense of Louisville's Stephan Van Treese during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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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.

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.

The Cardinals (10-1) shot 49 percent and hit 12 3-pointers, tying a season high. They also committed just 11 turnovers in winning the 11th annual Billy Minardi Classic, named for Pitino's brother-in-law who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Tymell Murphy scored 12 points and 12 rebounds for FIU (3-5).