Men's Basketball

College basketball highlights: No. 10 Louisville women rout Old Dominion, 100-46

Louisville's Bria Smith, center, split the defense of Old Dominion's Tiffany Minor, left, and  Jennie Simms during the second half of Monday night's game.
Louisville's Bria Smith, center, split the defense of Old Dominion's Tiffany Minor, left, and Jennie Simms during the second half of Monday night's game. AP

Freshman Mariya Moore scored 15 points Monday night to help No. 10 Louisville rout visiting Old Dominion, 100-46.

Bouncing back from a loss to No. 8 Kentucky, the Cardinals (9-1) shot 52 percent from the field, including 64.3 percent from three-point range. Louisville led 54-19 at the half and had a season-high 59 rebounds — 18 on the offensive end — to the Monarchs' 30.

Sara Hammond (Rockcastle County) had 14 points, Jude Schimmel and Myisha Hines-Allen added 12 apiece, Bria Smith and Emmonnie Henderson each had 11 each and Megan Deines finished with 10.

Chelisa Painter and Destinee Young each had eight points for Old Dominion (5-3).

"We played the best I think we've played all year," Cards Coach Jeff Walz said.

The fifth meeting between the two programs — ODU won three of the first four — was tied at 5 before the Cardinals took control with a 17-0 surge.

No. 21 Mississippi State 104, Mississippi Valley State 41: Blair Schaefer was 4-for-5 from three-point range with 12 points and five assists in Mississippi State's win in Starkville.

Fourteen players played at least nine minutes for the Bulldogs (11-0) and 11 had at least six points.

Lindsey Wilson 94, Brescia 82: Kayla Richardson (Mercy) had 21 points, five rebounds and five assists in the Blue Raiders' win at home. Alexus Chinn added 13 points, 13 rebounds and three steals.

Darrian McNary (Webster County) and Julie Whitfill (Breckinridge County) scored 28 and 24 points, respectively for Brescia. McNary also had five rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Men's highlights

No. 8 Gonzaga 94, Texas Southern 54: Kyle Wiltjer was 9-for-11 from the field, including 3-for-3 from three-point range, and finished with 21 points in Gonzaga's rout at home.

Campbellsville 91, Ohio Christian 75: The Tigers improved to 13-1 with a win at home. Former Scott County star Quin Richardson led the way with 19 points off the bench. He was 4-for-5 from three-point range.

D'Von Campbell hit three threes and finished with 17 points and nine assists.

Austin Peay 73, Troy 70: Kelton Ford (LaRue County) had 15 points and five steals in the Trojans' loss in Clarksville, Tenn. Tre' Ivory (Louisville Trinity) had six points, two assists and two steals for the Governors.

Associated Press polls

Men: Undefeated Kentucky, still the unanimous No. 1 in the AP poll after getting all 65 first-place votes Monday, are the only 11-win team in NCAA Division I basketball. No other team from a major conference has played more games.

Two days after 6-foot-8 junior forward Alex Poythress tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during practice, the Cats won 84-70 Saturday over North Carolina, which dropped three spots to 24th in the new poll.

"They were excited about playing the game, but I just think they're — thank goodness we have time between games now to get ourselves right," Kentucky Coach John Calipari said after the game. "We played a lot of games in a short period of time. So we have a little (time), in two games in two weeks, which gives us some time."

UK plays the next two Saturdays, against UCLA this week and then Dec. 27 at No. 4 Louisville.

■ The Southeastern Conference is on top with Kentucky at No. 1, but is nowhere else to be found in the AP poll. With one, the SEC has as many ranked teams in the poll as the Mountain West, Missouri Valley and West Coast conferences.

Arkansas and LSU are the only other SEC teams receiving votes. Florida was seventh in the preseason poll, and was ranked two weeks before falling out, while Arkansas spent two weekd in the poll.

Women: With most teams on exam break, there wasn't much movement in AP's women's basketball poll.

The first 14 teams in the top 25, including Kentucky at No. 8 and Louisville at No. 10, remained unchanged this week. Top-ranked South Carolina won its lone game by 62 points with a rout of Savannah State.

Weekly honors

SEC: The Kentucky women's Alexis Jennings was the Southeastern Conference's top freshman for last week. She averaged 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in a pair of victories.

Mid-South: Georgetown's Noah Cottrill scored 25 points in an overtime win over No. 8 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) and was named men's player of the week. It was the second straight week junior from Logan, W.Va., earned the honor.

Lindsey Wilson's Bre Elder (Marion County) was named women's player of the week after scoring a season-high 19 points in a win at Cincinnati Christian.

Conference USA: Western Kentucky senior T.J. Price was named the league's co-player of the Week and freshman Justin Johnson (Perry County Central) earned co-freshman of the week honors for their performances that led to the Hilltoppers defeating Mississippi in Oxford on Saturday.

OVC: Murray State's Cameron Payne was the league's top men's player for last week. He scored a career-high 32 points in an 81-79 win at Evansville on Saturday.

Appalachian Athletic: Union's Lydia Nash (Boone County) was the conference's top women's player after averaging 20.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games.

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