Women’s basketball roundup: No. 5 Louisville beats Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz got a victory, and he hopes Middle Tennessee gave his fifth-ranked Cardinals a lesson in listening to the scouting report.

Mariya Moore scored 27 points, and Louisville Cardinals never trailed beating Middle Tennessee, 91-72, Wednesday night despite giving up a career-high 27 points and 11 assists to Blue Raiders guard Ty Petty.

“I hope our kids believe now that she’s really good,” Walz said. “We tried to tell them that, but I think there were a few times we decided not to guard her just to see is she really good. After 27 points, I’m hoping they realized that, and then I’m hoping they’ll believe us from now on when we tell them someone is good. She was phenomenal.”

No. 7 Ohio State 96, Cleveland State 78

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 points to lead four teammates in double figures and No. 7 Ohio State beat Cleveland State.

The Buckeyes (2-1) won despite poor 3-point shooting from everyone except the junior All-American guard.

No. 8 Texas 98, Houston Baptist 46

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Freshman Joyner Holmes scored 22 points to lead No. 8 Texas past Houston Baptist.

Among the top recruits in the country, Holmes went 8 of 17 from the field with nine rebounds and three blocks in 22 minutes.

No. 10 Mississippi St 66, Tulane 49

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Victoria Vivians scored 17 points, Breanna Richardson added 11 and No. 10 Mississippi State cruised past Tulane.

No 22. Miami 80, Charlotte 46

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Thomas made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points, Adrienne Motley added three 3s and 12 points, and No. 22 Miami beat Charlotte.

The Hurricanes were 10 of 19 from distance.

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