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LOUISVILLE, Ky. Markus Hannikainen Blue Jackets Jersey . -- As if tight defense and good shooting wasnt impressive enough in eighth-ranked Louisvilles latest rout, another freshman contribution offered additional encouragement.Kylee Shook had career bests 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Cardinals held Evansville to a season-low 24 percent shooting in an 89-47 rout on Sunday.Louisville (11-2) has won five in a row and the past three by an average margin of 41 points. Defense again helped the Cardinals as they held the Purple Aces to 13 of 55 from the field, the third straight game an opponent has shot below 30 percent.I think we did really well on our zone defense, said junior forward Mariya Moore, who added 12 points. Man-to-man (defense) comes out of pride and zone defense comes from talking, making sure you are in position and doing your job. I think we did a really good job all around on defense.Shook, a 6-foot-4 forward, already reached her career bests in points (13) and rebounds (eight) by halftime before additional contributions helped Louisville keep well ahead and earn her first double-double. Her four blocks matched a season best.Shooks effort follows Louisvilles recent trend in which newcomers such as guards Sydney Zambrotta and Jazmine Jones (8 rebounds, 6 points) have achieved career highs with double-digit scoring.Coach (Jeff Walz) has been working with me in practice, so I was just trying to put what he is teaching me into the game, said Shook, who made 8 of 10 shots, including both 3-pointers.My teammates, like Mariya, are really good passers, and she just gives open looks for everybody. It was just an all-around good game for everybody. W we just have to work on a few things.Added Walz, Weve played hard and had different freshman step up throughout these four games. Now, Id like to start seeing more consistency.Camary Williams had 10 points and Ashley Hawkins 10 rebounds for the Purple Aces (4-6), who had won four in a row.The Cardinals took control quickly behind first-quarter runs of 12 and eight straight points before an 11-0 run in the second paved the way to a 50-21 advantage at the break. The Cardinals eventually stretched their lead to 49 in the fourth quarter.THE BIG PICTUREEvansville: The Purple Aces previous season low in shooting was 29 percent against Ball State, a number that never seemed possible as they couldnt match the Cardinals size or quickness. Leading scorer Sara Dickey (17.9 points per game coming in) made just 2 of 15 shots for eight points. The Aces also were outrebounded 50-35.Against Louisville or any ranked team, you miss an easy shot on one end and can almost guarantee its coming down the other way, interim coach Matt Ruffing said. You have some breakdowns and a team like Louisville is going to make you pay.Louisville: Playing their fourth game in eight days, the Cardinals outran, outshot and outrebounded Evansville from the start. They outscored Evansville 56-12 in the paint and its bench 48-13. Durr added 15 points and Briahanna Jackson 11 as the Cardinals shot 50 percent (37 of 74, including 11 of 17 in third quarter).POLL IMPLICATIONSLouisville should remain top 10 but the schedule picks up significantly with SEC member Vanderbilt beginning a seven-game stretch of Power 5 conference opponents.UP NEXTEvansville: Begins a three-game homestand on Wednesday with Alabama A&M.Louisville: Ends its first stretch of nonconference play on Wednesday at Vanderbilt on Wednesday before beginning ACC competition Dec. 29 against Syracuse.---More AP College Basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org Nick Foligno Blue Jackets Jersey . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. 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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Josh Hart scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half as No. 3 Villanova stared down UCF and 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall to win the Charleston Classic with a 67-57 victory Sunday night.The Wildcats opened 5-0 for a fourth straight season, using their experience to pass around the middle and their tenacity to chase down loose balls that Fall couldnt corral.The result was the fourth in-season tournament title for Villanova in as many seasons, the defending national champions running their November record the past four years to 24-0.Fall did his part for the Knights (3-1) with 20 points on 10-of-10 shooting and 13 rebounds -- he was 26 of 31 with 34 rebounds in three games at TD Arena. The rest of his teammates shot less than 33 percent as Villanova took a 12-point lead at halftime and kept a comfortable margin the rest of the way.UCF closed to 37-32 on Matt Williams basket with 16 minutes left. Then the Wildcats took off on a 12-3 run to extend the lead. Hart had a jumper and his only 3-pointer in the surge. The Knights never got within single digits after that.Villanova freshman Donte DiVincenzo had 13 points. Jalen Brunson and Kris Jenkins added 12 apiece.Wiilliams had 17 points for UCF. David Savard Jersey. BIG PICTUREVillanova: The Wildcats showed their resiliency and skill in battering three opponents in Charleston, all by double digits. If youre nitpicking for a deficiency, it might be a lack of height. At 6-foot-9, Darryl Reynolds played the center spot most of the weekend and fronted Fall in this one, fouling out after 26 minutes of action.UCF: The Knights picture is always big with Fall, the tallest player in the game. The school says he is among the 40 tallest people in the world, too. But UCFs offense at times doesnt run through Fall, maybe because hes still developing his passing skills down low. If that happens, look for the Knights and Fall to take off as he becomes a more versatile player.UP NEXTVillanova heads home to play the College of Charleston. After the teams spent the past four days crisscrossing each other at TD Arena, they head to Philadelphia to play Wednesday night.UCF begins a two-game homestand against Seattle on Saturday night.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org ' ' '