GAME FACTS – Louisville at Pittsburgh
Date: Thursday, Feb. 11
Time: 7:01 p.m. ET
Site: Petersen Events Center (12,508), Pittsburgh, Pa.
TV: ESPN3 will broadcast the game, Jeff Hathhorn (play-by-play) and Meg Bulger (analyst) on the call.
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: Louisville leads the all-time series 10-2 (5-0 in Louisville, 3-2 in Pittsburgh, 2-0 neutral). Louisville defeated Pittsburgh 48-35 on Feb. 8, 2015, in the KFC Yum! Center.
Next UofL Game: Monday, Feb. 15 vs. No. 22 South Florida, KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky., 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
The No. 12 University of Louisville women’s basketball team, which had its second-longest winning streak in school history snapped last time out, is looking to rebound Thursday, when it plays at Pittsburgh at the Petersen Events Center at 7:01 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Feb. 11 contest will air on ESPN3, with Jeff Hathhorn (play-by-play) and Meg Bulger (analyst) on the call. The radio broadcast will be available on WKRD 790 AM (also on TuneIn) in Louisville, with Matt Andrews (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.
Louisville’s 15-game winning streak came to an end on Sunday after a 66-61 loss to No. 3 Notre Dame in the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals (18-6, 10-1 ACC) led the Irish for 31:44 of the game, but shot just 5-of-22 (22.7 percent) in the fourth quarter. Louisville held Notre Dame to 22.2 percent (2-of-9) from behind the 3-point line and outrebounded the Irish 44-35.
Myisha Hines-Allen scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds, including five on offense. Mariya Moore scored 12 points, and Briahanna Jackson had 11. Cortnee Walton tied a career high in rebounds (13), including a season-high eight on defense.
Hines-Allen is Louisville’s leading scorer, averaging 15.6 points per contest and shooting 51.7 percent from the floor. She also leads the team in rebounds per game (7.7) and is fourth in the ACC. Moore has a team-leading 110 assists, fifth in the conference in assists per game (4.58). Jackson is pacing the Cardinals in steals (54), ranking fifth in the league in steals per game (2.25).
Nationally, Louisville is 18th in offensive rebounds (16.0), 19th in steals per game (10.6), and 22nd in turnovers forced (20.38) and assists per game (16.6).
Pittsburgh (10-13, 2-8), which has lost seven of its last nine games, fell to Wake Forest 60-49 at home on Feb. 4.
The Panthers shot just 28.8 percent from the floor, including a 3-of-17 stint from beyond the arc and allowed 12 fastbreak points. Though Pittsburgh outrebounded Wake Forest 34-33, including 14-5 on the offensive end, the Panthers converted 19 Demon Deacon turnovers into just nine points.
Stasha Carey was the lone double-digit scorer for Pittsburgh, totaling 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting. Brenna Wise added nine points and seven rebounds, and Yacine Diop finished with nine points. The Panthers used six players off the bench, but received just nine points from the group on 3-of-15 shooting with seven turnovers.
On the season, Wise is pacing the Panthers in scoring (10.5) and rebounding (7.6) and is one of three players with at least 25 blocks (27). Kalista Walters is producing 10.0 points, second on the team, and Carey is contributing 9.2 points, 6.3 boards, and a team-leading 39 blocks. Aysia Bugg boasts a team-high 88 assists.
Nationally, Pittsburgh ranks 10th in blocked shots (130), 14th in blocked shots per game (5.7), and 72nd in turnovers forced (18.22).
SERIES HISTORY- Pittsburgh vs. Louisville
Louisville leads the series 10-2 between Pittsburgh and has won six-consecutive matchups against the Panthers, including two during the regular season last year.
In the first meeting in Pittsburgh on Jan. 4, 2015, the Panthers led by as much as 10 in the first half, but the Cardinals outscored the Panthers 42-28 in the second half for a 63-57 win.
Jude Schimmel had a team-high 11 points, Mariya Moore added 10, and Shawnta’ Dyer had 12 rebounds off the bench. As a team, the Cardinals held the Panthers to just 31.3 percent from the field in the second half.
The second meeting, a 48-35 Louisville win, saw both teams fail to shoot better than 31 percent. Dyer and Sara Hammond each scored 11, with Hammond also grabbing 13 boards. UofL outscored Pittsburgh 30-8 in the paint and 15-2 on points off turnovers.
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