UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Advance to Sweet 16
03/21/2017 08:31 AM
The #4-seeded Louisville women’s basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter against #5-seeded Tennessee and never looked back, punching its ticket to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
The Cards outscored the Lady Vols 29-17 in the final ten minutes, en route to a 75-64 victory.
The loss was Tennessee’s first-ever loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Asia Durr led the way for the Cardinals with a team-high 23 points, while her teammate Mariya Moore tacked on 19 points.
Durr also became the program’s 28th member of the 1,000-point club in the contest.
Meanwhile, Myisha Hines-Allen had another double-double, with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Part of Hines-Allen’s dominance down low helped UofL outscore Tennessee 36-20 in the paint.
Another reason the Cardinals picked up the win was the play of their defense. They held Tennessee to just 20-of-60 (33.3%) shooting.
Jaime Nared was the star for Tennessee on Monday evening, scoring 28 points and hauling in 11 rebounds.
The Cards will face #1-seeded Baylor on Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET inside Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena. It will be a rematch of the Cards’ 2013 upset over the then #1-seeded Baylor women’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament.
The winner of Friday night’s game will play either #2-seeded Mississippi St. or #3-seeded Washington on Sunday with a trip to the Final Four on the line.
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