By Sam Draut–
After playing its final non-conference game of the regular season, Louisville closes out its final four games in the ACC starting on Thursday against Virginia. The Cardinals have won 17 of their past 18 contest and enter tonight in second place in the ACC. On Monday, Myisha Hines-Allen posted her eight career double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds in Louisville’s 67-50 win over 19th-ranked South Florida.
Louisville (20-6 overall, 11-1 in the ACC) hosts Virginia at the KFC YUM! Center four days after the Cavaliers (14-12 overall, 4-8 in the ACC) snapped their six-game losing streak with a 61-50 win over Boston College.
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Starting five- Mariya Moore, Myisha Hines-Allen, Cortnee Walton, Briahanna Jackson and Arica Carter.
5:00 first quarter- Louisville leads Virginia 13-10. Moore has seven points, Louisville started the game making their first five field goals.
End of the first quarter- Louisville leads Virginia 22-17. Moore has 12 points and four rebounds. The Cardinals are shooting 8 of 16 from the field.
5:58 second quarter- Louisville leads Virginia 27-21. The Cardinals have slowed down offensively, shooting 1 of 6 from the field in the second period.
18.4 seconds left- Louisville leads Virginia 37-33. Jeff Walz calls a timeout.
Halftime: Louisville leads Virginia 37-33. Moore has 16 points and five rebounds. Louisville shooting 13 of 30 from the field.
4:26 third quarter- Louisville leads Virginia 44-40. Taja Cole heads to the free-throw after being fouled.
2:54 third quarter- Louisville leads Virginia 48-40. Hines-Allen joined Moore in double-figure scoring on the previous possession.
End of the third quarter- Louisville leads Virginia 52-45. Asia Durr had a nice midrange jumper and is in double-figures with 11 points.
6:57 fourth quarter- Louisville leads Virginia 58-50. After Durr made a floater in the lane Walz calls a timeout.
4:34 fourth quarter- Louisville leads Virginia 64-55. Virginia calls a timeout after Cole finds Hines-Allen on a fast break for a layup.
Final: Louisville leads Virginia 74-59.