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No. 5 Louisville routs No. 14 LSU, 88-67

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GARY B. GRAVES | November 14, 2013 09:12 PM EST | AP


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Asia Taylor scored 23 points and No. 5 Louisville held No. 14 LSU scoreless for 5:35 during a 21-0 second-half run en route to an 88-67 rout of the Tigers in Thursday night's semifinal of the preseason WNIT.

Leading 40-38 early in the second half, the Cardinals (3-0) used that run to build an 81-54 lead in a game that figured to be a tough early test for both teams.

Louisville shot 61 percent in the second half while holding LSU (2-1) to just 10 of 32 in the final 20 minutes and 25 of 67 (37 percent) overall.

Taylor was 10 of 16 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds in just her third game after missing last season with a hip injury.

Shoni Schimmel added 15 points, Antonita Slaughter 12 and Sara Hammond and Bria Smith 11 each for the Cardinals.