No. 4 Louisville had a well-balanced team effort in its 82-62 victory over Chattanooga in the team's NCAA opening-round contest.
Louisville shot a blistering 61 percent from the floor in the win, including 7-of-12 three-point attempts.
Led by Asia Durr's 27 points, the Cardinals had four players score in double-figures against Chattanooga.
Durr finished 10-of-16 from the floor, including 5-of-9 from beyond the three-point arc, to top all scorers.
"They did a great job finding me on the court and coach Walz called a few plays for me, as well, and I was able to knock the shot down," Durr said.
Myisha Hines-Allen scored 16 points and freshman guard Jazmine Jones added 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting. Freshman forward Kylee Shook, who started her 11th game of the season, scored 10 points.
Sharing the Ball
The Cardinals entered their NCAA opening-round contest as one of the nation's best in handing out assists, averaging 16.6 assists per outing to rank 19th nationally, On Saturday afternoon against Chattanooga, U of L dished out 28 assists on 36 made baskets.
"We found each other for wide-open shots and we were able to finish," U of L head coach Jeff Walz said. "If you want to be able to advance you have to be able to hit wide-open shots."
"I was very pleased at how unselfish we were with the ball. How quickly we moved it at times and were willing to make the extra pass."
Mariya Moore led the team with 10 assists.
"As long as I can impact the game in some what I'm fine - it doesn't have to be in scoring," Moore said. "I'm must happy that my teammates were able to perform and finish well."
Myisha Hines-Allen and Briahanna Jackson both handed out five.
"When we pass the ball we are a great team and when we get in transition we are a great team.," Hines-Allen said.
The transition play let to a 14-0 Louisville advantage in fast beat scoring.
Averaging nearly a double-double on the season, junior forward Myisha Hines-Allen is no stranger to recording a double-digit effort in multiple categories.
On Saturday she uppped her season averages of 13.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game with 16 and 10 respectively.
"She can get a double-double just about any time she wants," said freshman Kylee Shook.
Moore's dominance helped the Cardinals control the paint area.
Louisville outscored Chattanooga 46-16 in the paint and out-rebounded the lower-seeded Mocs 34-29.