UofL WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Cards Dominate UNC to Win "Pink Out" Game
02/19/2017 03:53 PM
The #14 Louisville Cardinals picked their third straight ACC win by beating North Carolina 87-57 inside the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Cards (23-6, 10-4) remain in the hunt for a double bye in the upcoming ACC Tournament.
Meanwhile, the loss denied the Tar Heels (14-13, 3-11) a chance to start a winning streak after they topped Georgia Tech 89-88 last Thursday.
UofL was led by guard Asia Durr, who had a stellar shooting game once again. Durr went 10-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-8 from behind-the-arc. She finished with a game-high 28 points.
Forward Myisha Hines-Allen had another double-double for the Cards. She scored 19 points and hauled in 12 rebounds. It was her 12th double-double of the season. She had 11 double-doubles last year.
The other Cardinal who scored in double-figures was guard Mariya Moore. Moore finished with 13 points. Nine of those points came on three pointers, which means she is now all alone in fifth place all-time on the school’s list of three-pointers made. Moore has 202 career triples at Louisville.
UNC was led by guard Paris Kea’s 26 points.
The Cards dominated just about ever facet of the game. They outscored UNC 42-16 in the paint, out-rebounded UNC 52-32 and had 27 bench points compared to the Tar Heels’ three bench points.
Head coach Jeff Walz shared his thoughts on the game during his post-game press conference:
Sunday’s game was also the team’s “Pink Out” game. The Cards wore pink jerseys for the annual Play4Kay game in order raise awareness in the fight against women’s cancers. The Play4Kay game was named in honor the the late Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Kay Yow.
Prior to the game, the Cards’ starting lineup took the court with breast cancer survivors:
Next up for the Cards is Senior Night on Thursday at home against Virginia. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET inside the KFC Yum! Center.