February 15, 2016

LIVE Blog: U of L WBB vs. USF

By Sam Draut–

Before playing its final four ACC games of the regular season, 12th-ranked Louisville hosts 22nd-ranked South Florida in a nationally televised non-conference matchup.

The Cardinals enter into their final non-conference game of the regular season winners of 16 of the last 17 games. Louisville defeated Pitt on Thursday 84-61. Cortnee Walton finished with her first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Myisha Hines-Allen scored a career-high 29 points and Louisville improved to 11-1 in ACC play.

Follow along here for live analysis and updates:

Starting lineup- Myisha Hines-Allen, Mariya Moore, Cortnee Walton, Arica Carter, Briahanna Jackson.

4:18 first quarter: Louisville leads USF 11-8. Hines-Allen has eight points. It has been a choppy start for both teams. Louisville is shooting 5 of 12 from the field.

End of the first quarter: Louisville leads USF 13-12. Hines-Allen has eight points and the Cardinals are shooting 6 of 18 from the field. Each team has four turnovers.

4:52 second quarter: USF leads Louisville 20-19. Hines-Allen is in double-figures with 10 points. Moore has seven points. Cardinals 9 of 27 from the field.

Halftime: Louisville leads USF 31-27. Carter hits a three-pointer as time expires. Moore has a team-high 12 points. Louisville is shooting 41-percent from the field.

4:55 third quarter: Louisville leads USF 43-38. The Cardinals couldn’t get a shot up on the previous possession and were charged for a shot clock violation. Carter is up to 12 points.

End of the third quarter: Louisville leads USF 52-43. Hines-Allen has 21 points and eight rebounds. The Cardinals were able to stretch their lead late in the third quarter with a few clutch shots at the end of the shot clock. Carter made a corner three-pointer after poor possession to extend the Louisville lead.

9:05 fourth quarter: Louisville leads USF 55-43. Moore scores on a drive to the basket and is fouled. Louisville takes its largest lead of the game.

4:33 fourth quarter: Louisville leads USF 64-49. Moore limps off the floor with a cramp.

Final: Louisville defeats USF 67-50.

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