By Sam Draut–
With one game remaining in a remarkable stretch in the ACC, Louisville hosts Pitt on Sunday in its final conference contest of the season. Head coach Jeff Walz and the 10th-ranked Cardinals are 14-1 in the ACC and have sealed a second place finish in the conference behind Notre Dame. Louisville previously played Pitt on Feb. 11 and beat the Panthers 84-61 as Myisha Hines-Allen scored 29 points and Mariya Moore added 21.
On Thursday, Louisville defeated 17th-ranked Miami 79-51, the Cardinals fifth win over a ranked team this season.
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Final: Louisville defeats Pitt 65-36. Hines-Allen finishes with 25 points and 13 rebounds. The Cardinals end the ACC regular season in sole possession of second place at 15-1.
4:25 fourth quarter- Louisville leads Pitt 60-32. Asia Durr knocked down a 3-pointer and hit a midrange jumper on the next possession.
End of the third quarter- Louisville leads Pitt 53-24. Hines-Allen has 23 points and 12 rebounds. Cardinals have gotten sloppy with the ball, but Pitt has yet to string together made baskets, still under 20-percent shooting.
4:28 third quarter- Louisville leads Pitt 44-18. Walz is playing a majority of his second unit, and the Cardinals have struggled, making some bad turnovers.
Halftime: Louisville leads Pitt 42-10. Hines-Allen has 17 points and eight rebounds. Jackson has 10 points. The Cardinals are shooting 17 of 25 from the field and 11 of the made baskets have come off of assists.
4:14 second quarter- Louisville leads Pitt 38-8. Cardinals are still shooting well, 16 of 22 from the field.
End of the first quarter- Louisville leads Pitt 27-6. Hines-Allen has 13 points and is 6 of 6 from the field. Cardinals were 11 of 15 from the field.
1:05 first quarter- Louisville leads Pitt 27-4. Moore hits a 3-pointer, Pitt calls another timeout.
4:00 first quarter- Louisville leads Pitt 16-2. Walton runs off the court toward the locker room, appeared she jammed her finger.
6:15 first quarter- Louisville leads Pitt 8-0. Hines-Allen has six points. Pitt forced to call a timeout after a few defensive breakdowns in the low-post allowed for easy scores for the Cardinals.
Starting five- Arica Carter, Briahanna Jackson, Mariya Moore, Myisha Hines-Allen and Cortnee Walton.