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.

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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