Ware returns, No. 3 Louisville routs Cornell - NBC Sports

Ware returns, No. 3 Louisville routs Cornell
Louisville guard Kevin Ware brings the ball upcourt during the second half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. Ware's action in the exhibition game was the first since breaking his leg in the NCAA college regional championship game, March 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 15, 2013, 9:57 pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Kevin Ware scored quickly in his return for No. 3 Louisville and the defending NCAA champion Cardinals posted their school-record 19th straight win, beating Cornell 99-54 Friday night.

Ware shattered his leg during last season's Midwest Regional final. He played in an exhibition this season, then sat out the first two games for the Cardinals (3-0).

Ware had five points and two rebounds in 13 minutes. He scored just 16 seconds after checking in with 14:05 left in the first half, splitting defenders on a drive to cap a 20-point run that put Louisville ahead 22-2.

Wayne Blackshear led the Cardinals (3-0) with 20 points, hitting 4 of 5 3-pointers. Chane Behanan added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Nolan Cressler scored 10 points for Cornell (0-4).

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