UofL WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | #9 Cards Fall at Buzzer in Overtime to #19 NC St.

02/02/2017 10:47 PM

The #9 Louisville Cardinals and #19 North Carolina St. Wolfpack could not settle their game in 40 minutes on Thursday night.

They needed an extra five-minute overtime period, and in the end, it was the Wolfpack (17-6, 7-3) that topped the Cardinals (20-5, 7-3), thanks to a buzzer-beater courtesy of guard Miah Spencer.

The two-point basket gave NC St. the 72-70 victory in what was a back-and-forth game.

The two teams swapped the lead eight times and were tied seven other times.

Spencer, the hero for the Wolfpack, went 11-of-17 (64.7%) from the field. She scored 22 points in the contest.

UofL also had a player with 22 points, guard Asia Durr.

Durr, like Louisville as a team, struggled from the field, only going 5-of-16 (31.3%) from the floor, but, Durr went 10-of-12 (83.3%) from the free throw line. Many of those free throws were crucial in helping the Cards force overtime.

Two other Cardinals joined Durr in double-figures, guard Mariya Moore, who had 20 points, and guard Briahanna Jackson, who scored 11.

The Cards came out of the gate on fire. UofL led 24-10 after the first quarter thanks in part to hot shooting, going 10-of-19 (52.6%) from the field as a team.

But, the next three quarters, the Cards struggled from the field. UofL ended the game only shooting 22-of-68 (32.4%) from the field.

Meanwhile, NC St. ended the game 29-of-58 (50.0%) from the field.

Another key difference in the game was points in the paint. The Wolfpack had a 40 to 20 advantage in that category.

The loss snaps UofL’s five-game winning streak.

The Cardinals will hope to bounce back on Monday when they take on #7 Notre Dame in South Bend, In. 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.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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