Jan. 3, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points to lead No. 10 Louisville to a 78-60 win over DePaul in both team's Big East opener on Saturday.

McCoughtry added eight rebounds and Candyce Bingham had 15 points and 12 rebounds in lifting the Cardinals (14-1, 1-0) to their ninth straight win.

Deirdre Naughton scored 21 points and Natasha Williams had 19 points for DePaul (12-3, 0-1).

There were eight ties and lead changes in the second half before Louisville took the lead for good on a bucket by McCoughtry with about 14 minutes to play.

The Cardinals led 34-33 at the break, despite shooting 33 percent in the first half.

The Cardinals had 14 steals in the game, 10 in the first half.