--By Jared Anderson
--Photo by Jared Anderson
It was a one-sided affair from the start as Louisville defeated Miami (FL) on the road for an ACC premiere, 87-41. The loss was Miami's worst defeat in 13 years.
Louisville raced out to a 9-0 lead before holding a 15-4 advantage in the first quarter. Miami's only points came on free throws as they went 0-14 from the floor.
Offensively, both teams stepped up their game in the second quarter with the Cards taking the period 22-12, and a 37-16 halftime lead.
Both teams continued to improve on the offensive end in the third quarter where the Cards took the quarter 24-14.
Jeff Walz emptied the bench for much of the final quarter, where Louisville still won the period 26-11.
Dana Evans led a UofL offense that featured four players in double figures with 16 points. Yacine Diop added 15 and Kylee Shook added 14 while Jazmine Jones had a quiet performance with 10.
Louisville dominated the boards with a 49-33 edge. Shook led the charge with eight while five Cardinals finished with four or five apiece.
Louisville improves to 15-1 on the year with an unblemished 4-0 mark in conference play, where they sit atop alone.