LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Things got a little nerve-racking down the stretch but the U of L women got it done again, keeping their record unblemished in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 65-58 victory over North Carolina State Wednesday at the KFC Yum! Center.
After trailing 6-2, the Wolfpack went over ten minutes without scoring and Louisville reeled off the next 20 points to go up 22-6.The biggest lead was seventeen and it was 32-19 Cardinals at halftime.
N.C. State (11-6, 2-2) battled back to cut the deficit to 55-51 with over four minutes left, but that's as close as they got. Len'Nique Brown Hoskin led the visitors with 18 points (4-of-9 three-point shooting) and 10 rebounds.
U of L was led by Freshman Mariya Moore.She made 9-of-12 free throws and scored 17 points to go with 9 rebounds and 4 assists.Senior Sara Hammond led the early surge and hit 6-of-7 shots from the field, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds.Fellow Senior Shanta Dyer again provided a spark off the bench with 11 points and 3 rebounds.
The Cardinals are 16-1 and 4-0 in the ACC.Their number four ranking is the second highest in school history and they have now been ranked in the top 25 for 69 consecutive weeks. They host Virginia Sunday at 3:00 pm with three of the next four games after that coming against ranked teams.