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.

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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