UofL BASKETBALL | No. 3 Cards Destroy No. 2 Notre Dame in ACC Showdown

01/11/2018 09:33 PM

The No. 3 Louisville women’s basketball team had arguably its best performance of the season on Thursday night.

The Cards (19-0, 5-0) jumped out to an early lead against No. 2 Notre Dame (15-2, 4-1) en route to a 100-67 victory, snapping an 11-game losing streak against the Fighting Irish.

UofL led 33-16 after the first quarter and never looked back in front of 12,614 fans, the largest crowd inside the KFC Yum! Center this year for the program.

Overall, the Cards led for close to 38 minutes in the game, thanks in part to their shooting, going 41-of-63 (65.1%) from the field.

Louisville guard Asia Durr and forward Myisha Hines-Allen combined to score 67 points out of the team’s 100 points.

Durr finished the night with a game-high 36 points on 13-of-18 (72.2%) shooting. She went 8-of-10 (80.0%) from behind-the-arc.

Meanwhile, Hines-Allen tied a career-high with 31 points on 15-of-20 (75.0%) shooting. She also hauled in 12 rebounds to earn herself another double-double.

Notre Dame guard Jackie Young led the Fighting Irish with a team-high 23 points.

Louisville will look to continue its historic start to the 2017-2018 season on Jan. 18 when it takes on Pittsburgh (8-9, 0-4) on the road. Tip-off is set for 7 p.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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