Louisville and NC State have met just three times heading into Sunday, with the Wolfpack owning a 2-1 lead.
In last year’s meeting, the first in more than a decade, the Cardinals jumped to a 32-19 lead at the half and earned a 65-58 decision in Louisville. Mariya Moore had a team-high 17 points to go with nine rebounds, Sara Hammond totaled 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Shawnta’ Dyer added 11 points off the bench.
Louisville turned the ball over just 11 times, while forcing 18 and holding NC State to only 36.8 percent shooting.
The two programs, before then, played on Nov. 27, 2004, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. NC State earned a 54-49 decision despite 16 points and 11 boards from Jazz Covington.
GAME FACTS – Louisville at NC State
Date: Sunday, Jan. 17
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Site: Broughton High Holliday Gymnasium (3,000), Raleigh, N.C.
Video: Live video is available for free through GoPack.com.
Radio: WKRD 790 AM will broadcast the game, with Matt Andrews (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.
Series History: NC State leads the all-time series 2-1 (0-1 in Louisville, 1-0 in Raleigh, 1-0 neutral). Louisville defeated NC State 65-58 on Jan. 14, 2015, in the KFC Yum! Center.
Next UofL Game: Jan. 25 at Syracuse, Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., 7 p.m. ET (RSN/FOX)
The No. 23/22 University of Louisville women’s basketball team, seeking to extend its winning streak, faces NC State on Sunday at Broughton High’s Holliday Gymnasium in Raleigh at 2 p.m.
Live video of the Jan. 17 contest is available for free on NC State’s athletics website. The radio broadcast will be available on WKRD 790 AM in Louisville, with Matt Andrews (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.
Louisville (13-5, 5-0 ACC) has won 10-consecutive contests, dating back to Dec. 13, 2015, after their 59-41 victory at Virginia on Thursdayevening. Each of the last three league opponents has failed to reach 50 points against the Cardinals, which ranks third in scoring defense (53.6) in conference play.
The Cardinals scored 25 points off of 19 turnovers and held the Cavaliers to just 33.3 percent shooting, the fourth-consecutive game an opponent has shot below 40 percent.
Myisha Hines-Allen scored a game-high 16 points to go with seven rebounds, Cortnee Walton had 12 points, and Mariya Moore finished with 11 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals.
Through 18 games, Hines-Allen is pacing Louisville in scoring (15.4) and rebounding (7.7) – both marks rank fifth in the ACC – and is connecting on 52.7 percent of her shots. Moore is averaging 13.8 points and 4.8 assists, and Briahanna Jackson rounds out the top three scorers at 13.2 per game.
Nationally, Louisville is ninth in turnover margin (+5.83), 17th in turnovers forced per game (20.89), 23rd in steals per game (10.7), and 31st in assists per game (16.6).
The Wolfpack (13-5, 4-1) have won four straight after earning a 65-62 upset victory at No. 22 Duke on Thursday evening. NC State totaled 30 points off of Duke’s 21 turnovers and connected on 10 3-pointers in the win.
Dominique Wilson produced 19 points, four assists, and four steals, and fellow starters Jennifer Mathurin (15 points) and Ashley Williams (12 points) also reached double-digit points. The Mathurin-Williams duo each hit four 3-pointers.
On the season, Wilson is pacing the team in scoring (14.7) and boasts a team-best 36 3-pointers. More than 46 percent of her shots (112 of 239) have come from beyond the arc. Miah Spencer is second in points (12.5), while dishing out 93 assists – most on the team. Mathurin, the top rebounder at 6.7 per game, is contributing 11.6 points. Notably, Williams (32) and Mathurin (29) each have nailed more than 25 treys.
Nationally, NC State ranks ninth in 3-point field goals attempted (448; 24.9 average), 13th in free throws made (261) and 3-point field goals made (138; 7.7 average), and
44th in rebounds per game (42.44).