Shoni Schimmel had 15 to help No. 7 Louisville beat Temple 77-68
PHILADELPHIA -- Asia Taylor scored 18 points and Shoni Schimmel had 15 to help No. 7 Louisville beat Temple 77-68 on Wednesday in an American Athletic Conference game.
The Cardinals (14-1, 2-0) turned a close game into a rout by going on a 21-4 run spanning the half. Schimmel had 10 points and Taylor six during the burst that made it 40-21 with 18:02 left.
After trailing by double digits following that run, Temple (7-5, 1-1) got within 77-68 with 16 seconds left, but that's as close as the Owls could get.
Natasha Thames scored 24 points to match her career high while Monaye Merritt added 14 points for Temple.
It was the Cardinals' seventh consecutive win since losing to intrastate rival Kentucky in early December.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Stefanie Dolson scored 25 points to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 77-49 victory against Central Florida on Wednesday that spoiled Knights' American Athletic Conference home debut.
The 6-foot-5 senior made her first six shots and the Huskies (14-0, 1-0 AAC) hit 11 consecutive shots to turn a 7-3 deficit - their largest of the season - into a 33-18 lead on Bria Hartley's 3-pointer with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Connecticut led 46-22 at halftime and no fewer than 18 the rest of the way.
Breanna Stewart added 11 points in the Huskies' 19th consecutive win.
Briahanna Jackson scored eight of Central Florida's first 10 points, including a 3-pointer with 15:16 that gave the Knights (8-5, 1-1) their last lead at 10-7. She was held to two points the rest of the first half, but finished with 28 points. Zykira Lewis added 10.