Louisville tops Central Arkansas 87-60, Hines-Allen score 25
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Myisha Hines-Allen scored 25 points to help third-seeded Louisville overcame a slow start and top Central Arkansas 87-60 Friday in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament.
Louisville trailed the 14th-seeded Sugar Bears, who were making their first NCAA appearance, 25-22 after 10 minutes. The Cardinals' 17-0 run in the second quarter put them ahead for good.
The loss ended a nine-game winning streak for Central Arkansas (28-4). Taylor Baudoin led the Sugar Bears with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kendra Watts scored 12 points and Maggie Proffitt 11.
Hines-Allen, the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, scored 19 in first half on 9-of-12 shooting. She finished 12 of 17 from the field and had a team-high seven rebounds in just 23 minutes. Mariya Moore added 16 points.
Louisville (26-7) advances to host No. 6 seed DePaul in Sunday's second round.