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No. 14 Louisville trips up No. 7 Duke 78-69

Anas Mahmoud established the post presence that No. 14 Louisville needed against Duke before teammates began chipping in timely baskets and making stops.

The Cardinals' inside-outside combination on both ends culminated in a strong finish that put away the seventh-ranked Blue Devils.

Mahmoud had career highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds, Donovan Mitchell added 15 points and Louisville shot 59 percent in the second half to top Duke 78-69 on Saturday.

"When you score 17 points, and maybe I had assists on 12 of them, it's due to my teammates," the 7-foot junior from Egypt said after making 6 of 9 from the field and 5 of 7 free throws.

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