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No. 8 Louisville women beat No. 23 Syracuse 78-58

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) In leading Louisville to two national title games in eight years, coach Jeff Walz has shown he's not wedded to any particular system and will use whatever scheme the situation calls for to crack an opponent.

He earned his 200th win behind a balanced offense built on finding the open teammate as the No. 8 Cardinals beat No. 23 Syracuse 78-58 on Thursday night. Louisville had 26 assists on 31 baskets.

"His passion for the game is like no other," said senior forward Sara Hammond, a member of the 2013 national runners-up. "He doesn't think like all the other coaches. He doesn't have a set style of basketball. He just does whatever works and whatever is going to get the win."

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