from gocards.com – UofL SID, Ira Green
Second round vs Clemson Tigers
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – Myisha Hines-Allen and Asia Durr both scored 17 points and No. 14 Louisville topped Clemson 68-46 in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Thursday.
Hines-Allen scored five of Louisville’s seven unanswered points to open the game, and the Cardinals raced out to a 24-4 lead in the first quarter. After that point, Louisville (26-6) never held a lead smaller than 14 points.
Jazmine Jones had 12 points off the bench for the Cardinals (26-6), which shot 25 of 51 from the field. Coupled with Jones’ performance, the Cardinals’ reserves contributed 26 points in the win.
Louisville’s victory ensured a rematch with No. 17 NC State in Friday’s quarterfinal at 11 a.m.
Head coach Wes Moore of the No. 17/18 NC State women’s basketball team (22-7, 12-4 ACC) has been named the Blue Ribbon Panel Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday morning.
Wolfpack’s LAST GAME
NC State concluded the 2016-17 regular season with an important road victory on Sunday afternoon, winning 59-48 at Virginia inside John Paul Jones Arena.
Dominique Wilson led all players with 17 points on 5-12 shooting. She was joined in double figures by 12 points from Ashley Williams, who went 4-6 from distance. NC State was strong defensively, holding Virginia to 16-56 (.286) shooting and its lowest point total of the entire season.
NOTING THE WOLFPACK
-NC State enters Friday’s game the owner of a 22-7 record, an12-4 mark in ACC play, and the No. 17/18 national rankings.
-Thirteen of NC State’s 22 wins have been by at least 14 points.
-The Wolfpack has nine wins over teams in the RPI top 100.
-NC State ranks 27th in the nation in scoring margin (+12.9).
-Starting senior guard Ashley Williams ranks 12th in the nation (1st in ACC) with a .436 shooting percentage from distance.
-Redshirt senior Dominique Wilson ranks 37th in the nation (3rd in ACC) in FT percentage (.848).
Regular season matchup
“We’re at a point right now where our two favorite words are, ‘My fault,’ we have to get past ‘My fault’ and start executing and start getting things done.” – Louisville coach Jeff Walz said.
The last time the two met, the Cards were ranked 9th in the nation and were upset at home by a buzzer beating floater by Miah Spencer in overtime. She finished the team’s leading scorer that day with 22 on 11-17. Mariya Moore and Asia Durr had 20 and 22 respectively. Cortnee Walton grabbed 12 rebounds. The Cardinals also played without junior Myisha Hines-Allen, who was a late scratch from the starting lineup because of an undisclosed injury. They’ve got her now. However, the Cards are now without senior, Brihanna Jackson (back injury).
Durr and Hines-Allen secured first-team honors – marking Hines-Allen’s second-consecutive season on the first team – and Moore was named to the second team in a vote by the league’s media and sports information directors.
Senior guards Miah Spencer and Dominique Wilson of the No. 17/18 NC State women’s basketball team have been named to the Blue Ribbon Panel’s All-ACC Second Team for the second consecutive year.
You can watch the team face NC State and the rest of the ACC Women’s basketball tournament on Fox Sports South or follow @UofLWBB on Twitter.
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