By Sam Draut–
After finishing 15-1 in the ACC and earning a double-bye for the conference tournament, Louisville opens postseason play against Georgia Tech in the quarterfinal round of the ACC tournament on Friday in Greensboro, NC.
Myisha Hines-Allen was named ACC Player of the Year earlier this week while Mariya Moore was named to the First-team All-ACC. The two sophomores are first and second in scoring for the seventh-ranked Cardinals.
Louisville (24-6 overall, 15-1 in the ACC) goes into postseason play on a six-game winning-streak and winners of 21 of their last 22 contests. Similar to the streaking Cardinals, Georgia Tech (19-11 overall, 8-8 in the ACC) is riding a five-game winning-streak and defeated Wake Forest in the second round of the ACC tournament last night 67-65.
The two teams met once in the regular season on Jan. 3 as Louisville defeated Georgia Tech 78-65.
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Final- Louisville defeats Georgia Tech 60-50. Hines-Allen finishes with her tenth double-double of the season. Louisville advances to the ACC Conference Semi-Finals.
2:00 fourth quarter- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 58-48. Moore sinks two free-throws to extend the lead to double-digits. Nine of her 11 points have come from the free-throw line.
4:37 fourth quarter- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 53-45. Georgia Tech has closed the deficit to eight after Louisville missed a few shots around the rim in consecutive possessions.
End of the third quarter- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 47-36. Hines-Allen landed hard on her right arm a few minutes ago and was assisted off the floor by a trainer. She is checking back into the game after receiving medical attention for a few minutes.
3:47 third quarter- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 41-30. Hines-Allen is a rebound away from another double-double.
Halftime: Louisville leads Georgia Tech 30-20. Hines-Allen has 10 points and seven rebounds. Cardinals are shooting 40-percent from the field, most telling stat is zero turnovers in the second quarter for Louisville.
39 seconds left before halftime- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 30-20. Georgia Tech calls a timeout, one second left on the shot clock.
2:58 second quarter- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 26-20. Asia Durr has scored seven points in the past four minutes. She started with a fast break layup and added a mid-ranged jumper, her scoring has helped Louisville to extend the lead, only Cardinal comfortable in the half court right now.
End of the first quarter- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 13-12. Moore has six points and two assists. Louisville continues to struggle shooting from the field. The Cardinals are shooting 30.8-percent and have seven turnovers, a bad recipe for a disjointed half-court offense.
4:39 first quarter- Georgia Tech leads Louisville 7-5. The Cardinals have five turnovers and shooting 2 of 6 from the field. Taja Cole checked in for Carter at the 6:37 mark, Carter had a couple of bad passes.
Starting five- Myisha Hines-Allen, Mariya Moore, Briahanna Jackson, Arica Carter and Cortnee Walton.
To note, Walton injured her left pinky finger in U of L’s last game on Sunday. The 6-foot-3 forward has the finger taped up.