The No. 13 University of Louisville men’s basketball team routed Temple on Friday night, and in the process the Cardinals went from nine days of no-play to an undetermined period of no-shave.

U of L, playing its first game since Feb. 5, turned a long layoff into a long night for the Owls, using a dominant first half to build a huge lead and rolling 82-58 in the Liacouras Center.

Montrezl Harrell slammed, swatted and altogether overpowered Temple en route to a career-high 22 points and a career-high-tying four blocks as the Cardinals poured it on. He also had 10 rebounds and six dunks — one shy of Pervis Ellison’s single-game school record — as U of L showed no rust in a game that had been postponed a day due to wintry weather.

Afterward, Rick Pitino — sporting some brown and gray scruff uncharacteristic of the always clean-shaven coach — revealed that the entire group of players, coaches and even the team priest agreed not to shave until the Cardinals lose.

Last year’s bladeless spring for Luke Hancock and Stephan Van Treese lasted all the way through the NCAA title run.

“This is the first time in my life I’ve tried to grow a beard, and I looked in the mirror and I’ve got multifaceted hair coming in, different colors,” Pitino said with a smile. “We want to have some fun right now, and we’re going to do that and hopefully we’ll get on a little streak and grow some full beards.”

Though the rest of the Cards hadn’t shaved for three days, Pitino was only at the two-day mark because “I had a commercial” to film.

The whole team looked good on TV against the Owls. Russ Smith had 15 points, and Wayne Blackshear, who missed the previous game with a concussion, came off the bench to score 13 in an efficient performance. Hancock had 11 points.

“With nine days without playing, I thought our guys were extremely focused on getting the job done tonight,” Pitino said. “As the media told me before the game, (American Athletic Conference) teams with the eight-day layoff were 0-8, so we wanted to really focus in and do a good job.”