The Cards would jump out to a 10 point lead within the first 6 minutes of play and 12 would be the closest the visitors would pull in within late into the 3rd quarter.   Louisville shot 64.3% from the field in the first, 57% in the second, knocked down all 7 of its free throws in the third and then shot 50% from the field to close out the 4th quarter.

Louisville outscored Pittsburgh 38-18 in the paint, out rebounded 40-24 and had 22 assists as a team.

The lone senior of the 2017-18 class, Myisha Hines-Allen, started the game 5-5 for her first 10 points and finished with 18 on 8-14 shooting, she also had 16 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal.  She will finished the regular season with 43 career double doubles, most actively in the ACC and in program history.  Myisha Hines Allen has played in 133 games, 123 starts averaging 17.6 points per game & 8.4 rebounds per game en route to become the first player to be names ACC Player of the Year. In her 4 years, UofL has compiled 110 wins and just 25 losses.

Asia Durr kept up the pace with 20 points of her own, 6 assists, 2 steals and one hella note-worthy block.  Sam Fuehring had a double double, 3rd in her career with 13 points and 12 rebounds on 5-7 shooting from the field.  Jazmine Jones also contributed 8 points on 4-6 shooting, had 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 3 steals.

The Cards finished the game shooting 52.4% from the field and 34.8% beyond 3.   The defense did not allow the Panthers to score more than 17 points in a quarter, the third… 12 in the first and 10 in the second and fourth.

The final score, 81-49, the Cards finish the regular season 29-2 and 15-1 in the ACC and secure the ACC regular season title.

The Cards will get 2 days off, per Coach Walz before looking ahead to their appearance in the ACC tournament this weekend in Greensboro, NC.

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Daryl Foust

Lifelong fan of the Louisville Cardinals, been covering the teams since 2012, graduated from c/o 2015, Writer/Contributor for TCZ for Men's Soccer, Women's Basketball & Softball since 2016.

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