By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
Louisville and Tennessee both let their opponents hang around a little too long before stepping on the gas and slamming the door shut in their NCAA Tournament openers Saturday.
Both will hope to put forth more consistent efforts when the fourth-seeded Cardinals and the fifth-seeded Lady Vols meet in the Oklahoma City bracket's second round Monday at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.
The Cardinals (28-7) led by nine entering the fourth quarter before pulling away with a 24-point period to top No. 13 seed Chattanooga 82-62.