In their first two wins of the season over Xavier and Morehead St, the Bobcats have averaged a total of 79 points per contest. It was a very rough night for Ohio in their second straight away game as they ran into tough competition, losing to No. 3 Louisville on the road Thursday 90-33.
Ohio was outplayed from the start, falling into a 14-2 deficit early while missing their first 11 attempts from beyond the arc.
Louisville came out shooting well from all part of the floor. Bria Smith went 3-4 in the first half alone with 10 points and the entire Cardinals team shot 53 percent from the floor.
Not much good came out of the game for Ohio. The lone bright spot was freshman guard Quiera Lampkins, who led the way in scoring with 13 points and made nine of her ten free throw attempts.
Destini Cooper and Hannah Boesinger tied for the team lead in rebounds with six each.
Louisville was led by Shawnta’ Dyer with 15 points as three other Cardinals also tallied up double digit points.
Ohio will travel to Richmond, Kentucky to play Eastern Kentucky on Saturday to rap up a three-game road trip before returning back to the Convo for 2 games against UIC and Maryland next Thursday and Friday.