1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   Postseason


Louisville 85, Northern Kentucky 57

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Jazmine Jones scored 21 points off the bench, including nine during a 20-2 third-quarter run that helped No. 2 Louisville rout Northern Kentucky 85-57 rout.

The Cardinals (9-1) had to to rally several times just to lead the determined Norse 37-35 at halftime. Jones' quick layup started the surge before she added a 3-pointer, two free throws and another layup for a 20-point advantage that included a pair of Elizabeth Balogun layups and a 3 by Dana Evans. Louisville also turned its defense up a notch and eventually outscored NKU (4-5) 31-9 while holding the Norse to 27% shooting in the quarter to bounce back from last week's 67-60 loss at Ohio State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Jones finished 9 of 10 shooting with four rebounds. Evans added 16 points with three 3s. The Cardinals also dominated the boards 42-20.

Molly Glick made three 3-pointers for 13 points, Carrisa Garcia had 13 and Ally Niece 12 for the Norse, who had won their previous four games following an 0-4 start.

Cardinals 12th-year head coach Jeff Walz, who played for NKU's men's basketball team, was presented with a ceremonial ball before the game.

Associated Press

December 8, 2019