Louisville starts fast in road win against Tennessee-Martin

  • Follow College

MARTIN, Tenn. — Shoni Schimmel and Bria Smith each scored 16 points to help No. 7 Louisville beat Tennessee-Martin 79-61 on Monday night.

Louisville's Megan Deines (center) is fouled as she shoots against UT Martin's Katie Schubert (top) and Rickiesha Bryant.  MARK HUMPHREY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
MARK HUMPHREY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Louisville's Megan Deines (center) is fouled as she shoots against UT Martin's Katie Schubert (top) and Rickiesha Bryant.

The Cardinals (7-0) raced out to a 22-6 lead in the first eight minutes and never trailed.

Louisville scored several times in transition early on, regularly pushing the ball up the floor quickly after a turnover or rebound.

The Cardinals shot 60 percent in the first half and 55 percent for the game.

UT Martin (1-6) shot 31 percent from the floor in the half, missing a handful of open layups and losing the ball a few times in a crowd of defenders.

The Skyhawks improved after halftime, cutting a 19-point halftime defecit to 68-57 late in the game and forcing Louisville to call a timeout.

Heather Butler finished with 17 points and Jasmine Newsome 16 for UTM.

STANFORD STILL NO. 1

Stanford remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll, narrowly ahead of Connecticut.

The Cardinal had 21 first-place votes Monday, and Connecticut had 17. Baylor, which lost to Stanford, has the other one.

– Associated Press


Top headlines

Vogtle workers see both reactor projects

Some veterans of the nuclear industry were at the site south of Augusta to see the complex network of rebar and concrete rising out of the ground in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, they are back.
Search Augusta jobs