After loss to UConn, No. 4 Louisville survives Temple 60-50
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Shoni Schimmel scored 21 points and No. 4 Louisville held off Temple 60-50 on Wednesday night.
Though Louisville (24-2, 12-1 American Athletic Conference) bounced back from Sunday's loss to No. 1 Connecticut, sloppy play throughout resulted in its lowest scoring total this season. The Cardinals shot 40 percent from the field (22 of 55), made just 12 of 26 free throws and committed 11 turnovers, a combination that left the door open for Temple up to the final minute.
The Cardinals survived only because their performance was markedly better than the Owls (12-12, 6-7), who couldn't take advantage because of their own ragged play featuring 17 turnovers, 1-of-9 free throw shooting and 38 percent shooting from the field.
Asia Taylor had 14 points and 12 rebounds while Antonita Slaughter added 12 points for Louisville.
Tyonna Williams' 12 points and Erica Covile's 10 rebounds led Temple.
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Odyssey Sims scored 30 points to lead No. 7 Baylor past Texas Tech 75-58 on Wednesday night.
Sims had her 11th game of at least 30 points, making six 3-pointers and going 11 of 19 overall from the field.
Nina Davis added 13 points and 10 rebounds to help the Lady Bears (21-3, 11-1) win their seventh in a row after dropping back-to-back games in mid-January.
Sims left the game briefly in the first half with what appeared to be an injury to her right leg or ankle but was back within a couple of minutes.
Jasmine Caston scored 19 points, and Minta Spears added 14 for the Lady Raiders (6-18, 0-13).
Texas Tech got the first basket of the game but never led again.
Baylor got 13 points off Texas Tech's 11 turnovers and won the rebound battle, 49-37.