UofL WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Cards Cruise to 40-Point Win Over Georgia Tech
01/18/2017 10:01 PM
The #9 Louisville Cardinals jumped out to an early lead and never looked back against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
The Cards (17-4, 5-2) scored their first basket, a three-pointer by forward Asia Durr, just 24 seconds into the game. They never trailed to the Yellow Jackets (13-5, 2-3) after that, ultimately collecting a 40-point victory over GT. The final was 91-51.
The victory is significant because it was the 100th career win for the UofL women’s basketball program inside the KFC Yum! Center.
Louisville’s defense helped create a big first-half advantage over the visitors. It held the Yellow Jackets to only 13 first-quarter points and two second-quarter points. In fact, the Cards’ Asia Durr had more points at halftime (17) than the entire Georgia Tech team did (15).
The Cards 50-15 after the first 20 minutes.
Durr went on to lead all scorers with 20 points on the night.
Joining her in double-digits were two of her teammates, forward Mariya Moore who had 13 points, and forward Myisha Hines-Allen who added 12 points.
Twelve of the 13 Cardinals that saw playing time on Wednesday night scored at least a point. The only player not to score was Brianna Jones.
A pair of Yellow Jackets each led the scoring for the visitors. Guards Kaylan Pugh and Francesca Pan both had nine points.
As a team, it was complete domination for UofL down low. The Cards outscored Georgia Tech 40-18 in the paint. They also out-rebounded the Yellow Jackets 48-30 in the game.
Louisville now gets ready to begin a three-game road swing. It starts on Sunday afternoon, when the Cards take on South Florida in Tampa in a non-conference match-up. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. ET.