Louisville’s Peyton Siva and Russ Smith are widely considered to be the best backcourt in college basketball.

They’d get little argument from the College of Charleston.

Smith scored 13 points and Siva added 12 as the fifth-ranked Cardinals cruised to a 80-38 win over the College of Charleston in a nationally-televised game Tuesday night at a sold out TD Arena.

Wayne Blackshear led the Cardinals (7-1) with 17 points, but it was Siva and Smith, who dominated the floor.

College of Charleston’s Adjehi Baru’s was one of the few bright spots for the Cougars. The sophomore finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

Anthony Stitt finished with seven points.

The Cougars (5-3) trailed 36-16 at halftime.