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Henderson scores career best 19 points, leads No. 4 Louisville past Memphis 82-66

  • Louisville guard Tia Gibbs (25) runs into Memphis guard Ariel Hearn in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Yalonda M. James)

    Louisville guard Tia Gibbs (25) runs into Memphis guard Ariel Hearn in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Yalonda M. James)  (The Associated Press)

  • Memphis forward Asianna Fuqua-Bey (21) gets pushed by Louisville guard Antonita Slaughter in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Yalonda M. James)

    Memphis forward Asianna Fuqua-Bey (21) gets pushed by Louisville guard Antonita Slaughter in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Yalonda M. James)  (The Associated Press)

Emmonnie Henderson scored a career-best 19 points, Shoni Schimmel added 18, and No. 4 Louisville beat Memphis 82-66 on Sunday.

Henderson was 9 of 14 from the field, and Louisville (25-2, 13-1 American Athletic Conference) shot 54 percent overall. Schimmel, who ranks second in the nation in 3-pointers per game, was 4 of 10 from outside the arc. Louisville went 8 of 18 after starting 7 of 11.

Asia Taylor added 13 for Louisville, which won its second straight and for the 18th time in 19 games.

Mooriah Rowser led Memphis (11-15, 4-10) with 20 points, and Pa'Sonna Hope added 18 and eight rebounds. Ariel Hearn scored 15 but the Tigers dropped their fifth straight.

The Cardinals broke the game open with a 14-2 run at the start of the second half.

They defeated Memphis 88-61 in Louisville on Jan. 26 when Schimmel connected on nine 3-pointers.