Myisha Hines-Allen scored 18 points, and No. 11 Louisville defeated Boston College 55-45 on Sunday.
Asia Durr added 14 points, Cortnee Walton 12 with nine rebounds and Mariya Moore 10 for the Cardinals (22-6, 13-1 ACC), who won their fourth straight and 19th in the last 20 games.
Walton had two 3-pointers, giving her 67 to tie for 10th on the single season list. However, those were the Cardinals’ only two treys in 10 attempts, well below their average (six) and usual accuracy (.337). They did have 11 assists, upping their string with at least 10 to 53 straight games.
Kelly Hughes had 14 points and Mariella Fasoula 12 for the Eagles (14-13, 2-12), who have lost eight straight.
Louisville led 18-10 after one quarter and kept the lead around 10 for most of the game, with a high of 15 two minutes into the fourth quarter.
Team Records and Series Notes
· No. 11 Louisville improved to 22-6 overall, 13-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
· The Cardinals have beaten the Eagles in consecutive meetings, giving the Cardinals a 3-1 series advantage. It was the first meeting in Massachusetts.
· Louisville returns to action on Thursday, when it visits No. 18/17 Miami in the BankUnited Center in Florida at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.
Louisville Team Notes
· Louisville’s win over Boston College gives the Cardinals their third-consecutive win, 19 in the last 20 games.
· Louisville’s 13 conference victories are the third most in a season under head coach Jeff Walz’s watch.
· Louisville’s defense held Boston College to 45 points, tied for the fourth fewest by an opponent this year.
· Boston College is the Cardinals’ fifth ACC foe that failed to reach 50 points and the seventh to shoot below 40 percent.
· Louisville improved its conference record under Walz to 101-43 (.701).
· The Cardinals improved to 18-1 with the starting lineup of Myisha Hines-Allen, Mariya Moore, Cortnee Walton, Arica Carter, and Briahanna Jackson.
· Louisville capped the game with 11 assists, reaching the double-digit plateau for the 28th time this season.
· Louisville’s defense forced 21 turnovers, while limiting Boston College to 18 field goals. It is the 14th opponent this year that had more turnovers than field goals.
· The victory at Boston College is the 114th on the road under Walz in nine seasons, 11th this year.
· Louisville committed just eight fouls in the game, its fewest this year. It’s the lowest-foul count since the Cardinals were called for eight against Rutgers on Jan. 8, 2013.
· Nine of the 10 Cardinals in the game had at least one steal.
Louisville Individual Notes
· Myisha Hines-Allen had a game-high 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting. It is her 24th game this year with double digits, 16th with at least seven field goals.
· Asia Durr came off the bench and scored 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting, tying for the most field goals in a contest this season (NC State, North Carolina).
· Cortnee Walton fell one rebound shy of a double-double, her third game this year that she has been one point or one rebound short. She shot 6-of-9 from the field for 12 points and tallied nine rebounds, four on the offensive end.
· Mariya Moore scored 10 points. She connected on a pair of 3s, tying her with Jill Morton (1999-00) for 10th-most treys in a single season with 69.
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