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.

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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