UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Advance in ACC Tournament
03/02/2017 12:45 PM
The number five seeded Louisville Cardinals are moving on to the quarterfinals of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament after beating number-13 seed Clemson 68-46 on Thursday.
The Cardinals never trailed the Tigers in the contest. In fact, after Myisha Hines-Allen’s lay-up 28 seconds into the game, giving the Cards a 2-0 lead, UofL and Clemson were never tied again.
The Cards led after the first quarter 24-4.
Hines-Allen and Asia Durr each led the way for Louisville with 17 points apiece. Hines-Allen also led the team in rebounds with six.
Jazmine Jones came off the bench to help the Cards in a big way as well. She was the only other Louisville player in double-digit scoring, with 12 points. Six of those points came from the free throw line.
Nelly Perry was Clemson’s leading scorer with 11 points.
UofL had a much better day shooting the basketball than Clemson. Louisville went 25-of-51 (49%) from the field, while Clemson was just 17-of-59 (29%) from the field.
One area where the Cards did struggle though was from behind the three-point line. UofL only went 3-of-17 (18%) from deep, although it proved to not be a difference maker. Clemson couldn’t capitalize itself from deep, only shooting 3-of-16 (19%) from behind the arc.
With the win, the Cards advance to face number-four seed North Carolina St. on Friday at 11 a.m. ET. The Wolfpack beat the Cardinals 72-70 on a buzzer-beater in early February.