Louisville improves to 15-1 with road comeback at Wake Forest

By on January 11, 2015

By Noah Allison–

Jeff Walz’ sixth ranked Cardinals were able to overcome an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Wake Forest on the road. With the 79-68 victory, the 15-1 Louisville Cardinals improved their ACC record to a perfect 3-0.

The Demon Deacons record now stands at 9-8 overall, 0-3 in the ACC.

Freshman forward Myisha Hines-Allen led the Cards in scoring and rebounding with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Freshman Mariya Moore scored 16 points and had seven rebounds on the day while senior Bria Smith added 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals.

The Cardinals had 14 steals on their way to coming back from being down 42-31 at halftime.

”We have to play 40 minutes of basketball. We can’t come out lackadaisical, because every team in the ACC is a great team. We have to come out strong and ready to play, and not underestimate our opponents,” Hines-Allen said.

Louisville outrebounded Wake Forest 41-33 throughout the game and had 20 to their 11 in the second half.

”They took it right at us,” in the first half, Louisville coach Jeff Walz said. ”We were not getting stops. But we did a much better job in the second half.”

Louisville returns home for their next match when they host N.C. State, Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.

Photo by Austin Lassell / The Louisville Cardinal

Photo of Myisha Hines-Allen who had 20 points and ten rebounds in the comeback victory at Wake Forest. 

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