Up and down the east coast yesterday there were multiple reports of a “sonic boom.” Last night, its after effects could still be found reverberating throughout the KFC Yum!Center as host Louisville absolutely demolished the visiting Tigers from Clemson. With leading scorer Myisha Hines-Allen back in New Jersey attending a funeral for her grandfather, Jeff Walz turned to freshman Sam Fuehring for low post assistance. Fuehring did not disappoint.
A balanced attack again propelled the Cards to a lopsided victory with Briahanna Jackson leading the way with 13 points, followed by Fuehring’s 12, Asia Durr’s 12 and Mariya Moore’s 10. On the glass, Cortnee Walton and Erin DeGrate each had 10 boards as Louisville out rebounded the Tigers 50-27.
While the offensive numbers were impressive, the stifling defense was equally noteworthy. Clemson connected on just 16 shots hitting an abysmal 30.2% and was 0 for 9 from the three point line. The Tigers were equally unimpressive from the free throw line where they finished just 1-6. The loss drops Clemson to 4-16 overall, and 0-7 in the ACC.
Meanwhile, the Cards move to 16-5 and 8-0 in the ACC. They are enjoying a 13 game winning streak and continually moving up in the polls. The Cardinals will place that 13 game winning streak on the line this Sunday when Wake Forest invades the KFC Yum!Center at 1:00. Hines-Allen is expected to return in time for Sunday’s tip. As always, tickets remain for Sunday’s contest, and it can be seen on Fox Sports South.