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No. 18 Louisville women upend Providence 64-48

      LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Freshman Bria Smith scored 12 points and
the No. 18 Louisville Cardinals defeated Providence 64-48 Wednesday

      Becky Burke went 3 of 3 from behind the arc to add 11 points and
Antonita Slaughter had 10 points. Asia Taylor had eight points and
10 rebounds in 14 minutes for Louisville (15-4, 4-2 Big East).

      Alicia Cropper was the only Providence player to reach double
figures, pacing the Friars (10-9, 2-4) with 14 points. Leading
scorer Teya Wright managed just three points, 10 below her season

      After trailing 26-19 at the half, Providence cut the lead to
five at 30-25 on Wright's free throw with 16:53 to play, but
couldn't get any closer.

      Coming off an overtime loss Saturday at Rutgers, the Cardinals
remained unbeaten in eight games at home this season. Louisville
travels to No. 19 Georgetown on Sunday.

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