Cardinals cruise past Belmont

No. 10 University of Louisville had no trouble dispatching visiting Belmont on Thursday evening. Five scored in double figures as the Cardinals cruised to a 95-35 victory.

After falling behind 5-0 and trailing 10-9 four minutes into the game, the University of Louisville used a 24-0 run to pull away from the visiting Belmont Bruins. Led by freshman Mariya Moore's 17 points, five Cardinals reached double-figures to pace U of L to a 95-35 win.

Louisville received 13 points from Sara Hammond and 12 points from Myisha Hines-Allen, Shawnta' Dyer and Emmonnie Henderson. The larger and more physical Cardinals dominated inside, outscoring Belmont 60-6 in the paint and 48-6 points off turnovers.

Belmont, which is projected to win the Ohio Valley Conference, attempted 26 three-pointers, making only 7. The Bruins managed to shoot just 27 percent from the floor, while Louisville connected on 59 percent of it's attempts.

The Cardinals forced 34 turnovers against Belmont, the most since Dec. 2, 2010, when they turned-over Mississippi Valley State 35 times and the 60-point win is the 8th largest margin of victory in the program's history.

Watch the videos below for post-game comments from U of L head coach Jeff Walz and players Mariya Moore and Emmonnie Henderson.

Up next for the Cardinals is a Sunday afternoon contest versus Ball State at the KFC Yum! Center.


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