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Cross, Williamson help lead Louisville past Navy 77-60

November 16, 2021 GMT
Louisville forward Samuell Williamson (10) dunks the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Navy in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Louisville won 77-60. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Louisville forward Samuell Williamson (10) dunks the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Navy in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Louisville won 77-60. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Louisville forward Samuell Williamson (10) dunks the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Navy in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Louisville won 77-60. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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Louisville forward Samuell Williamson (10) dunks the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Navy in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Louisville won 77-60. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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Louisville forward Samuell Williamson (10) dunks the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Navy in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Louisville won 77-60. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Matt Cross scored 14 points and Samuell Williamson added 13 to lead Louisville past Navy 77-60 on Monday night.

Cross and Williamson led a bench effort that totaled 38 points for the Cardinals (2-1). Starters Noah Locke and Jae’lyn Withers had 12 and 11 points, respectively. Cross made all four of his 3-pointers.

John Carter Jr. scored 15 points and Daniel Deaver added 12 for the Midshipmen (1-2).

A 3-pointer by Malik Williams gave Louisville a 29-15 lead midway through the first half and the Cardinals went on to lead 45-33 at halftime despite scoring just one point in the final 1:50.

The Cardinals pushed their lead to 52-35 by the first official timeout of the second half. The teams struggled to score in the final five minutes as Louisville outscored Navy 3-2.

Louisville had 18 assists on 28 baskets. Mason Faulkner and Williams had five each.

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