MAUI (Ticker) -- No. 11 Louisville wiped out Chaminade's bid for a third upset in four all-time meetings.
Taquan Dean scored 21 points and Ellis Myles added 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Cardinals rebounded from a setback against Iowa with a 93-63 rout of Division II Chaminade in the Maui Invitational.
Dean, who managed just eight points in 23 minutes before fouling out of Monday's 76-71 loss to Iowa here, scored 15 points as Louisville (2-1) built a 45-35 lead by halftime. He and Myles combined for six points during an opening 10-2 run.
"The one thing I told them is 'Look, you are coming off a loss, you are going to judge your character tonight from the moment you leave the locker room,'" Louisville coach Rick Pitino said of his pregame speech. "I told them 'You are going to find out what kind of character you have. If you are feeling sorry for yourselves then (Chaminade) is going to be in the game and it will be anybody's ballgame, but if you take care of business, we'll win this game.' And they did."
Dean drained a 3-pointer 4:10 into the second half to increase the lead to 55-40 for the Cardinals, who outscored the Silverswords in the paint, 40-14.
Francisco Garcia scored five of his 14 points during Louisville's closing 13-3 run. The preseason Conference USA Player of the Year, Garcia scored 17 against Iowa on Monday.
Chris Reaves scored 19 points for Chaminade (1-2), which recorded upsets over Louisville in each of the first two meetings in Honolulu in 1983 and 1984.
Reaves, who scored 33 in an 84-62 loss to Texas here Monday, hit a jumper with 10:02 left in the first half to bring the Silverswords within 22-21, but his team never led.
Dylan McCune converted 6-of-11 3-pointers for Chaminade. The rest of the team went 4-of-17 from beyond the arc.