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Second-half rally leads Louisville past Memphis

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm •  Published: February 16, 2014

But Louisville also committed 20 turnovers compared to 12 for Memphis. And while Walz was pleased with Henderson's scoring, he bristled at the fact that she had five, and, along with fellow frontline players Taylor and Sara Hammond, committed 12 of Louisville's 20 miscues. "They don't touch the ball enough to turn it over that much," he said.

"Offensively, she's talented," Walz said of Henderson, "but she's got to be able to learn to do more than just shoot. You can't turn it over five times."

The Cardinals defeated Memphis 88-61 in Louisville on Jan. 26 when Schimmel connected on nine 3-pointers. Memphis defenders concentrated on Schimmel early. Once Schimmel hit a pair of 3-pointers as part of the early second-half rally, the lead was enough for Louisville to coast.

"They were guarding me pretty close in the first half because they knew the last game I shot the ball well," Schimmel said. "I got my teammates going, and once that happened, it got me going. Then (Memphis) had to kind of guard them."

Schimmel said once the Cardinals put together the rally spanning the halves, they were able to impose their offense.

"We didn't necessarily put them away like we should have," Schimmel said, "but we got the W."