UofL BASKETBALL | #2 Cards Suffer First Loss of Season

01/21/2018 08:39 PM

The Louisville women’s team had its magical start to the 2017-2018 season ended on Sunday inside the KFC Yum! Center.

The No. 2 Cards (20-1, 6-1) suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of No. 12 Florida St. (18-2, 6-1). The final score was 50-49.

Louisville led by as much as 15 in the first quarter, before Florida St. stormed back in the second half.

UofL guard Asia Durr had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but her potential game-tying three-point attempt was off the mark. Forward Myisha Hines-Allen scored a lay-up off the rebound, cutting the Seminoles lead to one as time expired.

Both teams struggled offensively on Sunday, with Florida St. only shooting 19-of-68 (27.9%) from the field, while Louisville only shot 22-of-63 (34.9%) from the field.

In fact, the Cards struggled from behind-the-arc as well, going only 2-of-15 (13.3%) from three-point range.

Forward Myisha Hines-Allen led the way for the Cardinals with a team-high 13 points and a team-high 15 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Durr was the only other Cardinal to score in double-figures, as she had 11 points.

Guard Jazmine Jones contributed a lot to the Cards Sunday, scoring eight points and hauling in 11 rebounds.

Despite the loss, head coach Jeff Walz still knows there is a lot at stake going forward:

Florida St. was led by forward Shakayla Thomas’ double-double, consisting of 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Sunday’s game was played in front of 14,248 fans.

The Cards will hope to bounce back on Thursday at Miami (FL). Tip-off in Florida is set for 11 a.m. ET.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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