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Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Russ Smith posted 23 points and five steals as No. 2 Louisville opened its season with a 79-51 victory over Manhattan.

Peyton Siva had 10 points and eight assists, while Kevin Ware added 10 points for the Cardinals (1-0), who lost in the Final Four last season.

Rhamel Brown posted 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Jaspers (0-1), who posted a 21-13 mark last season, including 12-6 in league play. Michael Alvarado had 13 points in the loss.

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