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No. 16 Louisville beats Utah Valley 98-68

Trey Lewis, Andrew Bastien

Louisville’s Trey Lewis (3) shoots as Utah Valley’s Andrew Bastien (42) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Trey Lewis scored 21 points and No. 16 Louisville used a hot shooting start to coast to a 98-68 victory over Utah Valley on Wednesday night.

Louisville (11-1) made 18 of its first 24 shots and shot 69 percent from the field in the first half (20 of 29) to blow past Utah Valley, one night after an out-of-sync showing in beating UMKC.

Konner Frey led Utah Valley (5-8) with 17 points and Marcel Davis scored 15. Seven Cardinals scored at least eight points.

The Cardinals finished 31 of 56 (55 percent) from the field and hit nine 3s. Utah Valley shot 40 percent.