The Louisville women's basketball team felt right at home for their first round game against Chattanooga. The fan base at the KFC Yum! Center were primarily U of L fans cheering their Cards on. The Cards topped the Lady Mocs 82-62 to advance to the second round.
Asia Durr did what she does best- score. The sophomore guard put up 27 points, going five-for-nine for threes, and helped the Cards to their blowout victory. Freshman Jazmine Jones scored 14 points in one of her better games.
U of L was happy to have Briahanna Jackson back in the lineup. The senior guard played 19 minutes and only scored three points, but her presence made a difference. She did pull in six rebounds and had five assists, but spent most of her time captaining the team.
Chattanooga was heavily outmatched and was on the back side of every statistic category.
Louisville's downsides to the game included 19 fouls and committed and 12 turnovers. For an early round game those might not hurt terribly, but can be crucial for the Cards as they continue to advance.
4-seed Louisville will face 5-seed Tennessee on Monday evening. The Vols survived a tough test against 12-seed Dayton, who upset Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen in 2015.