Date: Sunday, Feb. 28
Time: 12:32 p.m. ET
Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court (22,000), Louisville, Ky.
Television: The game will air on ACC’s Regional Sports Networks (Fox Sports South in Louisville), with Tom Werme (play-by-play) and Debbie Antonelli (analyst) on the call.
Radio: WKRD 790 AM will broadcast the game (also on TuneIn), with Matt Andrews (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.
Series History: Louisville leads the all-time series 11-2 (5-0 Louisville, 4-2 Pittsburgh, 2-0 neutral). Louisville defeated Pittsburgh 84-61 on Feb. 11 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Next UofL Game: Friday, March 4 at ACC Tournament, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C., 6 p.m. ET (RSN/FOX)

The No. 10 University of Louisville women’s basketball team closes the regular season at home against Pittsburgh at12:30 p.m. on Sunday in the KFC Yum! Center.

The Feb. 28 contest, deemed Star Wars Day, will air on RSN/FOX (Fox Sports South in Louisville) with Tom Werme (play-by-play) and Debbie Antonelli (analyst) on the call. The radio broadcast will be available on WKRD 790 AM (also on TuneIn) in Louisville, with Matt Andrews (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.

Fans can purchases tickets for $3, using the promotional code STARWARS and are encouraged to wear their Star Wars costumes to the game for exclusive giveaways and prizes. At halftime, former Louisville standouts Joan Dunaway Burks and Jackie Spencer will have their jerseys honored.

Louisville (23-6, 14-1 ACC) finished the regular season undefeated (8-0) in conference road games and is currently on a five-game winning streak. The Cardinals have won 20 of their last 21 contests and secured the No. 2 seed in next week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Louisville has registered a 5-2 record against AP top-25 teams this season, with a +15.8 scoring margin over opponents in those victories.

Louisville defeated No. 17 Miami 79-51 on the road Thursday night. The Cardinals held Miami scoreless through the final 4:25 of the first half and went on a 21-0 run in the third quarter. Louisville compiled 30 points off 18 Miami turnovers and earned 22 second-chance points on 22 offensive rebounds.

Myisha Hines-Allen scored a game-high 15 points and was one of four Louisville players who reached double-digit points. Mariya Moore made 4-of-6 3-point attempts en route to 14 points. Briahanna Jackson registered 13 points and seven rebounds, and freshman Asia Durr tallied 11 points off the bench.

On the season, Hines-Allen is leading the Cardinals in scoring (16.7) and rebounding (8.0), good for third in the ACC in rebounding and fourth in scoring. Moore is second in scoring (15.0), with a team-leading 132 assists. Jackson is pacing Louisville in steals (63), and Durr is averaging 10.9 points off the Cardinals’ bench. Cortnee Walton ranks first in the ACC with 4.3 offensive rebounds per game.

Nationally, Louisville ranks in the top 25 in multiple categories: turnover margin (No. 19, +4.72), offensive rebounds per game (No. 22, 16.0), turnovers forced (No. 24, 19.90), assists per game (No. 25, 16.4), and steals per game (No. 29, 10.1).

Pittsburgh (12-16, 4-11) enters Sunday’s matchup with consecutive losses after falling 66-60 to Georgia Tech on Thursday night at home in the Petersen Events Center.

The Panthers condensed a 16-point third-quarter deficit to just two late in the fourth quarter, but a 6-2 run by Georgia Tech with 1:09 remaining sealed the victory for the Yellow Jackets. Pittsburgh outscored Georgia Tech 14-6 in second chance points and registered 15 points off 15 Yellow Jackets turnovers.

Yancine Diop scored a game-high 19 points on 8-of-12 (66.7 percent) shooting from the floor. Aysia Bugg registered 16 points, but turned the ball over six times. Kalista Walters compiled 10 points off the bench and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds.

Brenna Wise is Pittsburgh’s leading scorer, averaging 10.1 points per game, followed by Diop (10.0). Wise is also the team’s best rebounder, with 208 rebounds on the season for an average of 7.4 per contest. Bugg leads the Panthers in assists (107), and Stasha Carey is team-best 1.63 blocks per contest, fourth in the ACC. 

Nationally, Pittsburgh is 29th in blocked shots per game (5.1), 79th in assists per game (14.6), and 99th in turnovers forced (17.43).

SERIES HISTORY – Pittsburgh vs. Louisville

Louisville leads the series 11-2 over Pittsburgh and defeated the Panthers 84-61 on Feb.11 on the road in the Petersen Events Center.

Louisville outscored Pittsburgh 19-7 in the second quarter, holding the Panthers offense to just 3-of-11 shooting from the field. The Cardinals also held a 34-18 rebounding advantage and scored 18 second-chance points from 15 offensive boards.

Myisha Hines-Allen compiled a career-high 29 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the floor. Mariya Moore scored 21 points, making 4-of-6 3-point attempts, and Cortnee Walton registered a double-double (18 points and 10 rebounds).

 

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