PITTSBURGH (AP)Kylee Shook scored 17 points to lead No. 5 Louisville to a 79-47 rout of Pitt on Sunday.
Louisville (25-3, 14-2 ACC) led by just one point at the end of the first quarter, but took over, using a 50-17 margin over the middle two periods to turn the game into a rout.
Shook shot 7 of 10 from the floor and was 2 of 3 from 3-point range while also grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds. The double-double was her sixth of the season and third in four games.
Fellow senior Yacine Diop added 15 points and four steals. As a team, Louisville forced 22 Pitt turnovers and turned them into 26 points.
The Cardinals turned the ball over just nine times while assisting on 21 of 30 made baskets. Mykasa Robinson led Louisville with eight assists and also grabbed seven rebounds.
Junior Gabbie Green scored 11 points to lead the Panthers (4-23, 1-15), who have dropped seven straight. Dayshanette Harris had 10 points and five rebounds.
Louisville: The Cardinals’ victory was made more impressive by playing without usual starters Dana Evans and Elizabeth Balogun. Both players were injured in the Cardinals’ win over Georgia Tech on Sunday.
Evans is Louisville’s leading scorer with an 18.1 points per game average and is on several national player of the year watch lists. Balogun averages 8.8 points and five rebounds per game. Diop and Robinson started in their place.
Pitt: For the Panthers, this season has been about building for the future, with five first-year NCAA players in the regular rotation. Those five all started on Sunday and Harris recorded her fourth consecutive double-digit scoring performance.
Louisville: Returns home to host Boston College on Feb. 27. The Cardinals are 20-3 in ACC games at home over the last three seasons.
Pitt: Will visit Virginia on Feb. 27. The Panthers are 0-10 on the road this season and have not won a conference road game since 2017.