Women's College Basketball

 
             === Louisville rolls past LSU into the Elite Eight ===
 
 Louisville,  KY (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Shoni Schimmel  scored  19 points  and
 dished  out six assists in leading the Louisville Cardinals to a 73-47 rout of
 the LSU Tigers in the Sweet 16 at the KFC Yum! Center.
 
 Tia Gibbs nailed 5-of-9 from 3-point range to account for all 15 of her points
 for  the third-seeded  Cardinals (33-4),  who advance  to take  on fourth-seed
 Maryland  in the  regional final. Antonita Slaughter contributed 10 points and
 Asia Taylor brought down 10 rebounds.
 
 Danielle  Ballard poured in  24 points to go with 10 rebounds for the seventh-
 seeded  Lady  Tigers (21-13).  Theresa  Plaisance  collected 12  rebounds  and
 Shanece McKinney grabbed 10 before fouling out.
 
 In  the first  half Louisville  connected on  a modest  42.9 percent  from the
 floor,  but it hit 7-of-18 shots from 3-point range and limited LSU to just 30
 percent shooting. The Cardinals led 41-23 at intermission.
 
 Louisville  continued  to extend  its lead  in the second  half, when the Lady
 Tigers only managed to connected on 18.9 percent from the floor.
 
 LSU lost despite a 48-46 advantage on the boards. Louisville had 12 3-pointers
 while the Lady Tigers had just one. The Cardinals also had 21 assists compared
 to two from LSU.
 
 
 
 03/30 18:12:51 ET

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