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No. 5 Cardinals cruise past South Florida

Feb 2, 2014 - 10:53 PM Louisville, KY ( - Tia Gibbs scored 19 points to lead fifth- ranked Louisville to a 79-59 victory over South Florida on Sunday.

Shoni Schimmel tallied 14 points and five helpers for Louisville (22-1, 10-0 AAC), which hasn't lost since Dec. 1 against Kentucky. Antonita Slaughter and Sara Hammond contributed 12 points apiece, while the latter added eight boards.

Courtney Williams finished with 17 points and eight rebounds for the Bulls (11-10, 6-4), who have lost two of their last three. Inga Orekhova totaled 16 points and Akila McDonald added 11 points and 11 boards.

The first 16 minutes of the game was back-and-forth until Schimmel knocked down a 3 to spark a 13-0 burst to close out the half for Louisville. The Cardinals led, 45-28, at the break.

The closest the Bulls came in the second half was 13 with 17:42 to play as Louisville sailed to the finish.