LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Becky Burke scored 20 points and Louisville (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) defeated DePaul (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) 75-62 on Saturday to earn a split in the season series.
Louisville used a 12-2 run that spanned the final minute of the first half and the first four minutes of the second to build a 43-31 lead after a free throw by Shoni Schimmel with 16:12 to play. The Cardinals led by 13 twice and were never threatened the rest of the way.
Schimmel added 18 points, Bria Smith had 10 and Shawnta' Dyer finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals (20-8, 9-6 Big East), who have won three of their past four games.
The Cardinals got 13 steals, including five by Schimmel who also had nine assists, and forced DePaul into 23 turnovers.
Anna Martin had 18 points, Jasmine Penny added 12, while Katherine Harry grabbed 15 rebounds for DePaul (20-9, 8-7).