|Updated: 11/22/2011 8:36 pm
||Published: 11/22/2011 8:34 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kyle Kuric scored 12 points and No. 7 Louisville beat turnover-prone Arkansas State 54-27 on Tuesday night in the lowest-scoring game for the Red Wolves since the shot clock was implemented in 1986.
Gorgui Dieng added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (4-0) as they continue to deal with a swath of injuries, including one to starting point guard Peyton Siva. Arkansas State (1-4) committed 22 turnovers for a second straight game and shot 24.4 percent from the field.
The Red Wolves scored the first five points of the game, but Louisville used a 16-0 first-half run to open a double-digit lead. The Cardinals slowly pulled away in the second half to win the opener of a 10-game homestand.
Brandon Peterson had six points and 10 rebounds for Arkansas State, which had its lowest offensive output since beating Wisconsin-Green Bay 24-23 during the 1981-82 season.
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