University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz is now 7-0 in NCAA openers after the Cardinals whipped BYU on Saturday.
The Cardinals got 19 points from freshman Myisha Hines-Allen and scored 38 points off 30 turnovers in an 86-53 blowout victory over BYU in the Albany Regional in Tampa, Fla.
"We knew coming into this game that we had to dictate the tempo," Walz said. "A majority of time our defensive pressure forced them out of their comfort zone."
Senior Jude Schimmel added 13 points, while Shawnta Dyer and Bria Smith had 11 points apiece, while freshman Arica Carter had six points, five rebounds and five assists.
The Cardinals hit 28 of 61 from the field and 27 of 34 free throws, while outrebounding BYU 33-30. The Cardinals had 19 assists, 24 steals and six blocked shots.
The Cardinals led by 14 at halftime and opened it to 48-26 less than five minutes into the second half. BYU could only get as close as 16 the rest of the way.
Smith added seven steals and two blockes, while Hines-Allen had nine rebounds.
U of L is now 31-17 in the month of March under the direction of Walz, while the Cardinals are looking to make it to the Sweet 16 for the sixth time in eight seasons.
U of L plays the LSU-South Florida winner on Monday night.