Playing like a No. 1 seed?

The University of Louisville women's basketball team will take a 27-2 record into the final week of the regular-season after a 73-58 win over Rutgers on Sunday. The Cardinals played before 14,327 fans and a pink out at the KFC Yum! Center.

University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz said his team remains focused on one game at a time.

"All we worry about is Cincinnati," Walz said. "We play them next Saturday."

Walz is correct but the bigger picture is exciting to think about after the Cardinals whipped Rutgers 73-58 on Sunday to move to 27-2 on the season and 15-1 in the AAC.

With two games left in the regular-season, U of L is right in the mix for a No. 1 seed into the NCAA Tournament next month. The Cardinals play at Cincinnati on Saturday and will host No. 1 Connecticut on March 3.

"We still have a lot to play for and we still have room to improve," Walz said. "But we can't worry about seeding or anything like that. We still have to keep working and we have to get back in the gym and get ready for Cincinnati."

U of L was focused on this day, outscoring Rutgers 13-5 to end the first half and opening as much as a 20-point second-half lead.

Asia Taylor led the way with career highs in points and rebounds with 25 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and three steals. She was 8 of 13 from the field for the Cardinals.

Sara Hammond was just 3 of 10 from the field but had 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Shoni Schimmel added 13 points.

The Cardinals hit 26 of 66 from the field and 16 of 22 on free throws.

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