Clemson vs. Louisville
Louisville and Clemson have played just four times in series history, with the Tigers boasting a 3-1 edge.
The two programs faced each other last year, the first meeting since 1993, and the Cardinals rolled to an 81-49 victory at Clemson on Feb. 12. Louisville shot 50.0 percent from the field and boasted a 47-19 advantage on the boards. Shawnta’ Dyer had 20 points, and Mariya Moore added 15. The Tigers turned the ball over 19 times and made just 37.5 percent of their shots.
The only previous meeting in Louisville came on Jan. 31, 1981, with Clemson posting a 78-77 victory. Shelia Foree had 20 points for Louisville, and Janet McNew added 17 points.
GAME FACTS – Clemson at Louisville
Date: Thursday, Jan. 28
Time: 7:02 p.m. ET
Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court (22,000), Louisville, Ky.
TV: ESPN3 will broadcast the game, with Don Russell (play-by-play) and Sara White (analyst) calling the action.
Radio: WKRD 790 AM (also on TuneIn) will broadcast the game, with Matt Andrews (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.
Series History: Clemson leads the all-time series 3-1 (1-0 in Louisville, 1-1 in Clemson, 1-0 neutral). Louisville defeated Clemson 81-49 on Feb. 12, 2015, in Clemson, S.C.
Next UofL Game: Sunday, Jan. 31 vs. Wake Forest, KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court in Louisville, Ky., 1 p.m. ET (RSN/FOX)
The University of Louisville women’s basketball team begins its two-game homestand on Thursday, when it plays host to Clemson at the KFC Yum! Center at 7 p.m.
The Jan. 28 contest will air on ESPN3, with Don Russell (play-by-play) and Sara White (analyst) on the call. The radio broadcast will be available on WKRD 790 AM (also on the TuneIn app) in Louisville, with Matt Andrews (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.
No. 14 Louisville (15-5, 7-0 ACC) continued its winning ways on Monday, posting a 71-53 victory at Syracuse to extend the Cardinals’ winning streak to 12 games. The Cardinals held a 48-37 advantage on the glass and limited the Orange to just 25.8 percent shooting from the field. With the win, Louisville remains tied with Notre Dame atop the ACC standings.
Myisha Hines-Allen scored a career-high 27 points to go with 10 rebounds, notching her sixth career double-double. The sophomore went 13-for-23 from the field, the most field goals by a UofL player since Angel McCoughtry went 13-for-19 against Pittsburgh on March 9, 2009. Asia Durr added 16 points and four assists, and Briahanna Jackson finished with 11 points and a season-best nine boards.
Through 20 games, Hines-Allen is pacing Louisville in scoring (15.7) and rebounding (7.8), while shooting a stellar 52.3 percent from the field. Mariya Moore is second on the team in scoring at 14.1 per game to go with a team-best 99 assists. Jackson (12.7) and Durr (10.6) are third and fourth, respectively, in scoring, with Jackson totaling a team-high 47 steals.
Nationally, Louisville is 16th in turnover margin (+5.10), 22nd in turnovers forced per game (20.60), and 25th in assists per game (16.9).
Clemson (4-15, 0-6) has lost its last seven-consecutive contests, including all six league tilts.
Most recently, the Tigers dropped a 76-63 decision at home to Georgia Tech on Sunday. Clemson fell in a 20-9 hole in the first period and finished the contest just 34.4 percent from the floor in comparison to the Yellow Jackets’ 52.0 percent shooting.
Nelly Perry had a team-high 22 points in the loss, and Aliyah Collier added 18 points and eight rebounds. Gadson Lefft totaled eight points and eight boards – one of just three Tigers’ reserves to play.
On the season, Perry is leading the team in scoring at 15.3 points per game and is shooting 71.6 percent from the free throw line. Danielle Edwards is second in scoring (10.2), while boasting team highs in assists (58) and steals (40). Collier is the team’s top rebounder at 5.4 per game. Notably, Victoria Cardaci has taken 116 shots (28.4 percent) from the field, with 104 coming from beyond the arc.
In the ACC statistical rankings, Clemson is eighth in blocked shots per game (4.2).