University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz wasn't too happy with his team's defense or free-throw shooting.
But it didn't matter in this game.
The Cardinals zipped to a 25-10 lead and downed Quinnipiac 100-82 in the quarterfinals of the Women's Preseason WNIT on Monday night at the KFC Yum Center.
Junior Sara Hammond had 20 points and 11 rebounds - her second double-double in two games this season - while Antonita Slaughter chipped in 19 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Jude Schimmel finished with 16 points, six rebounds and two assists, while Asia Taylor has 12 points. All-American Shoni Schimmel was just 1 of 13 from the field and had two points but also dished out 11 assists.
"We can score with anybody," Walz said. "But we have to start defending."
U of L hit 34 of 71 from the field, while the Bobcats were 29 of 65, including 7 of 26 three-pointers. The Cardinals hit 11 of 13 free throws in the first half but just 24 of 39 for the game after going 18 of 34 on Saturday.
U of L (2-0), ranked No. 5 in the polls, will play host to No. 19 LSU on Thursday in the semifinals.
The game will be a $2 soft drink and beer (Bud and Bud Light) night. Walz said he will buy the first 2,500 beers for the fans.
"Bring a designated driver," he said. "We're just trying to make it fun."