GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Louisville 96, Tennessee-Martin 61

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Dana Evans scored 22 of her career-high 29 points in the first half to spur No. 2 Louisville to a 96-61 rout of UT Martin.

The Cardinals (8-0) outscored the Skyhawks (2-3) 28-11 in the second quarter to lead 49-24 at halftime. Evans made six 3-pointers to finish 10 of 12 from the field.

The All-American guard scored 11 of Louisville's first 15 points to put Louisville ahead 15-9. The Cardinals made of 10 of 20 shots in the second quarter to put the game out of reach.

Kianna Smith scored 14 points with three 3s and Hailey Van Lith added 12 points to help Louisville.

The Cardinals scored 26 points off 18 turnovers to improve to 11-0 all-time against UT Martin.

Chelsey Perry had 26 points and 10 rebounds for UT Martin, which shot 48% after halftime and 40% overall but never got close in the final 20 minutes.

The Skyhawks were outrebounded 39-28 but stayed relatively close in defensive boards (27-23) and points in the paint (30-24). Associated Press


January 5, 2021