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Taylor and Hammond lift No. 3 Louisville to 73-58 win over No. 25 Rutgers women

  • Rutgers' Kahleah Copper, left, attempts to drive around the defense of Louisville's Antonita Slaughter during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Rutgers' Kahleah Copper, left, attempts to drive around the defense of Louisville's Antonita Slaughter during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rutgers' Tyler Scaife, left, puts up a shot over the defense of Louisville's Shoni Schimmel during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Rutgers' Tyler Scaife, left, puts up a shot over the defense of Louisville's Shoni Schimmel during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville head coach Jeff Walz shouts instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Rutgers, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville head coach Jeff Walz shouts instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Rutgers, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

Asia Taylor had 25 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 3 Louisville to a 73-58 win over 25th-ranked Rutgers on Sunday.

Sara Hammond added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals (27-2, 15-1 American Athletic Conference), who tied a school record with 17 home wins this season set in 2006-07.

Tyler Scaife led Rutgers with 17 points. Betnijah Laney posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Louisville was held to 5 of 16 from the field through the first 9:30 of the game.

After falling behind 15-10 early, the Cardinals picked up their offensive tempo late in the first half and tied it at 17 on a pair of free throws by Taylor. Shoni Schimmel drilled a 3-pointer to extend Louisville's lead to 28-22. The Cardinals led 34-26 at halftime.

Kahleah Copper made a layup, was fouled and sank the free throw to bring Rutgers (20-6, 11-4) to 38-30. That's when Louisville took over.