LOUISVILLE 80, SEMO 40
Louisville, KY – Louisville jumped out to a 16-0 lead against Southeast Missouri and kept on coming, forcing 28 turnovers and holding the Redhawks to 30 percent shooting from the field.
The Cardinals, ranked No. 9 in the preseason AP poll, will host Toledo in Round 2; that games is set for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Louisville’s depth was evident, with all 11 players who got on the court making a mark on the scoreboard. Jazmine Jones closed with 12 points, four rebounds and four assists, while Dana Evans and Kylee shook each rang up 11 points. Bionca Dunham finished with 10 points and five rebounds.
The Cardinals had 19 turnovers of their own but enjoyed a 44-28 edge in rebounds and made eight 3-pointers.
SEMO was paced by Tesia Thompson, who had 10 points and eight rebounds.