BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Myisha Hines-Allen had 25 points and 12 rebounds to help No.4 Louisville use a big third quarter to beat Indiana 72-59 Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Jazmine Jones finished with 12 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (7-0).
Louisville native Jaelynn Penn led Indiana (4-3) with 17 points.
Louisville closed the first half with a 9-2 run to take a nine-point led at the break, and then had a 10-2 binge in the third quarter to extend their lead to 51-36. Indiana managed pull to 65-57 with a little more than four minutes left in the fourth, but that was as close as it got.
The Cardinals outscored the Hoosiers 54-30 in the paint.
For the majority of the first half, the Cardinals struggled with the Hoosiers, unable to build and maintain a comfortable lead.
Indiana kept the game within reach early on, even trailing 28-26 with four minutes left in the second quarter. But that’s when Kylee Shook scoring all five of her points during the run that took Louisville into the locker room with a 37-28 lead.
Louisville started the second half where it left off.
The Cardinals have opened with seven wins for the second consecutive year. With a win over South Dakota State on Sunday Louisville will have its first 8-0 start since the 2014-15 season. The Cardinals have seven more games until they begin conference play, including a matchup with Vanderbilt at home and Kentucky on the road.
Louisville visits South Dakota State on Sunday.
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