Date: Monday, Jan. 2
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Site: Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314), Durham, N.C.
Television: ESPNU will broadcast the game, with Roy Philpott (play-by-play) and Brooke Weisbrod (analyst) calling the action.
Radio: WKRD 790 AM will broadcast the game, with Nick Curran (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.
Series History: Series is tied 2-2 (Cardinals: 1-0 in Louisville, 1-2 in Durham). Louisville defeated Duke 65-48 on Jan. 10, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.
Next UofL Game: Thursday, Jan. 5 at Virginia, John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va., 7 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra)
The No. 8 University of Louisville women’s basketball team hits the road and faces its second-consecutive top-25 opponent, when it plays at No. 15/17 Duke on Monday in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7 p.m.
The Jan. 2 game will be broadcast on ESPNU, with Roy Philpott (play-by-play) and Brooke Weisbrod (analyst) calling the action. Louisville’s radio broadcast can be heard on WKRD 790 AM, featuring Nick Curran (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst).
Louisville (13-2, 1-0 ACC) captured its seventh-consecutive victory, while opening ACC play with a win, after rallying for a 91-76 decision against No. 25 Syracuse. The Cardinals scored a season-best 58 second-half points and finished the game 50.8 percent from the field. Louisville also held a 45-27 advantage on the glass.
Asia Durr torched the nets for a career-best 36 points, pouring in 34 in the second half. She shot 10 of 18 from the field, hitting seven 3-pointers. Mariya Moore recorded the seventh triple-double in school history, totaling 11 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Myisha Hines-Allen contributed 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Sam Fuehring scored all 10 of her points in the second half.
Moore is only the fourth player in school history to log a triple-double and first since Bria Smith achieved the feat against Western Kentucky in 2014.
Durr is leading the team in scoring at 18.5 points and boasts team highs in field goals (98) and 3-pointers (55), ranking second nationally in total 3s. Hines-Allen is producing 12.5 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Moore is averaging 10.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.7 assists. Briahanna Jackson continues to pace the Cardinals in assists (73) and steals (29).
As a team, Louisville ranks ninth nationally in assists per game (19.0), 16th in turnover margin (plus-6.67), 19th in scoring margin (plus-19.9), 25th in scoring offense (79.8), and 28th in field goal percentage (45.8).
Duke (12-1, 0-0) earned its eighth-consecutive victory after defeating No. 17 Kentucky 69-54 at home on Thursday. The Blue Devils totaled 30 points in the paint and outscored the Wildcats 20-10 in the final period. Duke knocked down 48.0 percent of its shots and hit 6-of-13 3-point attempts. Defensively, the team limited Kentucky to 30.0 percent shooting and allowed just eight second-chance points on 15 offensive rebounds.
Lexie Brown scored a game-high 24 points on 6-of-12 shooting, totaling four 3-pointers, and five steals. Oderah Chidom had 11 points – to go with seven turnovers – and Rebecca Greenwell added 10 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. Kendall Cooper came off the bench and contributed 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting. Taylor Murray led Kentucky with 18 points.
Through 13 games, Greenwell is pacing Duke in scoring (19.7) and rebounding (6.7) and has a team-leading 41 3-pointers. Brown, the only other double-digit scorer, is averaging 17.6 points to accompany a team-high 38 steals. She has hit a remarkable 90.9 percent (50 of 55) of her free throws. Chidom, who owns a team-best 34 blocks, is contributing 9.4 points on 60.2 percent shooting and 6.3 rebounds.
Collectively, Duke ranks in the top-10 nationally in a host of statistical categories: field goal percentage (No. 5), field goal percentage defense (No. 5), 3-point field goal percentage (No. 5), scoring margin (No. 7), and steals (No. 7).
SERIES HISTORY – Duke vs. Louisville
The series between Louisville and Duke is tied 2-2, but the Blue Devils are 2-1 in games played in Durham, N.C.
The programs met in Louisville for the first time in series history, and the Cardinals earned a 65-48 victory on Jan. 10, 2016. Louisville forced Duke into 22 turnovers and converted the possessions into 27 points. The Cardinals also outscored the Blue Devils 31-17 in the first half.
Mariya Moore and Asia Durr scored a game-high 15 points for the Cardinals, while Myisha Hines-Allen added 14 points. Cortnee Walton pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds. Rebecca Greenwell scored 14 points for Duke, Azura Stevens had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Oderah Chidom added five points and 11 boards.
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