No. 12 Louisville races past UT-Martin 77-43
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Myisha Hines-Allen and Bria Smith scored 14 points as all five starters scored in double figures and No. 12 Louisville used its smothering defense to defeat Tennessee-Martin 77-43 on Sunday.
The Cardinals (2-0) raced to a 39-14 lead by holding the Skyhawks (0-2) to just four field goals in 20 attempts and forcing 17 turnovers. Tennessee-Martin finished at 25.5 percent with 23 turnovers.
Mariya Moore added 12 points for Louisville, Sara Hammond had 11 and Jude Schimmel 10.
Jessy Ward had 12 points for UT-Martin and Ashia Jones had 11 rebounds.
Louisville was trailing 8-7 7 minutes into the game but went on a 19-2 run to lead 26-10 with 5:50 remaining in the first half. Smith started the surge with a layup run as four different players scored inside baskets for a 15-8 lead. Five free throws and two more layups completed the back-breaking run.