Men's Basketball

Louisville women give Walz his 100th victory

Monique Reid took a shot during Louisville's win against Austin Peay. Reid, who was 7-for-10 from the field, scored 18 points.
Monique Reid took a shot during Louisville's win against Austin Peay. Reid, who was 7-for-10 from the field, scored 18 points. AP

Louisville Coach Jeff Walz earned his 100th career victory when the No. 11 Cardinals wore down Austin Peay in the second half to win 78-60 at home Tuesday.

Former Fern Creek standout Monique Reid returned from a back injury to lead Louisville (3-1) with 18 points. Becky Burke added 15, and Bria Smith had 13. Shoni Schimmel was the fourth Cardinal in double figures with 10 points and nine assists, while Ciera Warren scored eight and had 11 rebounds.

Freshman Kristen Stainback, a former Scott County star, paced the Governors (2-1) with 15 points and was 4-for-8 on three-point attempts. Whitney Hanley (Bullitt East) added 12 points and six rebounds.

Stainback hit a three from the top of the key with 16:45 left in the second half to tie the game at 36. But Louisville answered 15 seconds later with a Burke three, sparking a 24-9 run during the next six minutes as the Cardinals slowly pulled away.

Reid, a two-time All-Big East selection who missed the past three games, scored 10 straight points following the Burke three to give Louisville a 49-40 lead with 14:10 to play.

"If we could take Monique Reid out of the equation — if she did not have to have her homecoming and her return in our game — maybe it would have been a different outcome," Austin Peay Coach Carrie Daniels said.

Reid logged 16 minutes as Walz looked to slowly work her back into the rotation.

"I'm fine. I'm hurting a little bit, of course. I'm going to have to play with some pain, but I'm just glad to be back," Reid said.

Walz is 100-47 in five seasons at Louisville. He took the Cardinals to the national title game in 2009.

Thomas More 80, Centre 79 (OT): Former Campbell County standout Katie Kitchen set a single-game school record with 39 points in the Saints' season-opening win in Danville. It was the first collegiate victory for former Lexington Catholic coach Jeff Hans.

Wright St. 86, Western Kentucky 66: Western led 37-29 at halftime, but visiting Wright State shot 66.7 percent in the second half to rally for the win. LaTeira Owens led the Lady Toppers with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Fellow senior Jasmine Johnson, making her first career start, had 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

Men

West Virginia 83, Morehead St. 48: Kevin Jones scored 23 points and West Virginia broke out to a big lead early and coasted past the Eagles in Charleston, W.Va. Truck Bryant added 14 points and Deniz Kilicli and freshman Gary Browne scored 10 apiece for the Mountaineers.

In the third-ever meeting between the schools and first since 1981, West Virginia (3-1) raced ahead 20-4 less than 8 minutes into the game.

The Mountaineers led by as many as 37 points in the second half.

Terrance Hill scored 24 points for Morehead State (1-3), which has two losses of more than 30 points this season.

No. 1 North Carolina 102, Tennessee St. 69: The Tar Heels' Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 23 points and Kendall Marshall had 15 assists. John Henson added 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best six assists for the hosts, who shot 62 percent and had little trouble staying unbeaten.

North Carolina led 55-42 at halftime, then used a 14-0 spurt early in the second half to blow the game open and crack the 100-point mark for the second time in three days.

Harrison Barnes scored 16 points for UNC, which had a dozen players score and four reach double figures.

No. 6 Duke 82, No. 15 Michigan 75: Austin Rivers scored 20 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each, and Duke shot its way into another Maui Invitational championship game. Duke (6-0) scored on an array of three-pointers and spectacular shots to remain undefeated (14-0) all-time in the tournament.

Andre Dawkins added 14 points and the Blue Devils hit 11 of 21 three-pointers while shooting 56 percent overall to earn a spot in Wednesday night's title game against the winner between No. 14 Kansas and UCLA.

Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points and Trey Burke added 17 points and nine assists for the Wolverines.

No. 17 Pittsburgh 73, La Salle 69: Nasir Robinson scored 17 points and host Pittsburgh clamped down on defense in the final minutes to put away La Salle. Ashton Gibbs added 14 points for the Panthers (3-1) while Travon Woodall had 12 points, 10 assists and a pivotal block in the waning seconds.

The Panthers, upset at home by Long Beach State last week, appeared in trouble again after their 21st turnover let La Salle get out on the break trailing by three points with 10 seconds to go.

Rather than shoot a three-pointer, La Salle's Sam Mills went in for a layup. But the 5-foot-11 Woodall swatted it out of danger and Pitt held on.

Arkansas 67, Utah Valley 59: Freshman guard BJ Young recorded a double-double with career highs of 15 points and 11 rebounds as Arkansas survived a scare from the visiting Wolverines.

The Razorbacks struggled less than 12 hours after announcing they would be without leading scorer Marshawn Powell for the rest of the season. The junior forward tore a ligament in his knee during practice last week.

South Carolina 61, Mississippi Valley St. 57: The Gamecocks were on the brink of losing their third straight to a smaller conference school when Malik Cooke, the only senior for South Carolina, stepped to the forefront. He scored 14 of his 18 points in the final 10 minutes as South Carolina escaped the upset bid of the visiting Delta Devils.

Georgia 61, Notre Dame 57: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 16 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer late in the game, helping Georgia defeat Notre Dame in the third-place game of the CBE Classic in Kansas City, Mo.

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