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Gibbs scores 19 as No. 5 Louisville wins 15th straight game with 79-59 victory over USF

  • Louisville's Shoni Schimmel, right, shoots over the defense of South Florida's Alisia Jenkins during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville's Shoni Schimmel, right, shoots over the defense of South Florida's Alisia Jenkins during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville's Jude Schimmel, left, attempts to strips the ball away from South Florida's Shavontae Naylor, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville's Asia Taylor, right, applies pressure. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville's Jude Schimmel, left, attempts to strips the ball away from South Florida's Shavontae Naylor, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville's Asia Taylor, right, applies pressure. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

  • South Florida's Shalethia Stringfield, left, battles Louisville's Jude Schimmel for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    South Florida's Shalethia Stringfield, left, battles Louisville's Jude Schimmel for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

Tia Gibbs had 19 points, hitting five 3-pointers, to help No. 5 Louisville win its 15th straight game with a 79-59 victory over South Florida on Sunday.

Shoni Schimmel added 14 points for the Cardinals (22-1, 10-0 American Athletic Conference), who matched longest winning streak in school history set in 2006-07.

Courtney Williams led USF (11-10, 6-4) with 17 points. Akila McDonald had 11 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

After missing her first six shot attempts, Schimmel made a short jumper to put Louisville 22-16 with 7:53 left in the first half.

USF fell behind by 10 but rallied as Inga Orekhova sank a three-pointer to make it to 32-28 with 4:28 left.

Schimmel and Antonita Slaughter responded with back-to-back three-pointers, and Louisville closed out the first half on a 13-0 run to lead 45-28 at halftime.

USF got no closer than 13 the rest of the way.