Jazmine Jones and Myisha Hines-Allen scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds each to lead Louisville to a 90-55 victory over Toledo in a preseason women's NIT quarterfinal game Tuesday night.
The Cardinals (3-0) overcame a slow start offensively, but used a strong second quarter to put the Rockets away. During one stretch, Louisville made 8-of-12 baskets to turn a six-point lead into a 41-19 advantage with 1:25 left in the first half.
Louisville, despite shooting just 31 percent in the opening quarter, finished shooting 48 percent overall as the lead grew to as many as 37 points late in the fourth quarter.
The Cardinals shot better in each quarter as Hines-Allen said they just became more aggressive throughout the game.
"Looking inside then kicking the ball out, that really worked well for us," said Hines-Allen, a senior forward who notched her second straight and 31st career double-double.
Asia Durr, coming off a school-record 47-point performance Sunday against Ohio State, added 14 points for the Cardinals.
While coach Jeff Walz was pleased with some aspects of his team's play in the win. He also saw some issued that concerned him. In particular, the 17 turnovers the Cardinals committed. Of those miscues, 15 came from his guards.
"At times we looked really good," he said. "Then, we get sloppy."
Toledo shot just 30 percent and missed 20 of 25 3-point attempts. Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott led the Rockets (1-1) with 16 points.