Louisville hands W.Virginia its third straight loss

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points and Tia Gibbs added 11 and Louisville beat West Virginia 57-47 on Sunday to send the Mountaineers (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) to their third straight loss.

The Cardinals (16-9, 7-4 Big East) held West Virginia (20-6, 6-6) to 26 percent shooting and forced 18 turnovers to post their fourth win over a ranked opponent this season.

Louisville broke it open early in the second half going on a 12-2 run fueled by Schimmel. The freshman hit a pair of 3-pointers during the burst and added a nifty jumper from the baseline as Louisville built a 37-27 lead.

The Mountaineers got no closer than three points the rest of the way.

Madina Ali led West Virginia with 12 points but the Mountaineers continued to struggle offensively. Their 47 points were the fewest they've scored this season and marked the sixth straight game they failed to score more than 60 points.