LEWIS | Cardinal women crush Pitt in regular season finale
Myisha Hines-Allen recorded her 10th career double-double in a blowout at the KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, KY (WDRB) – Sophomore forward Myisha Hines-Allen was key in a 14-0 run to start Sunday’s matchup against Pittsburgh as the 10th-ranked Louisville Cardinals cruised by the Panthers 65-36 Sunday at the KFC Yum! Center.
Hines-Allen led the Cardinals with 25 points and 13 rebounds, her 10th career double-double.
“I don’t take it for it granted. Last game, I could not hit a jump shot,” Hines-Allen said after the win. “This game, I came out and was hitting jump shots. It’s a lot easier when I’m hitting jump shots.”
“She’s not taking bad shots,” said head coach Jeff Walz. “She’s just a real tough matchup right now for a lot of people.”
U of L had already secured the 2-seed in this week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro. With the benefit of a double-bye, the Cardinals are idle until Friday night. That could be good news for Louisville junior forward Cortnee Watson, who appeared to dislocate a finger on her non-shooting hand in the first half of Sunday’s game. She played only six minutes against Pittsburgh, a team she had a career-high 18 points against on February 11th.
“She told me if (she) had to play, she would have gone back in. We were fortunate that we didn’t need her,” Walz said. He says they’ll evaluate the injury and that Watson may have to wear a splint when she returns to the lineup.
Louisville finished the regular season 24-6 and 15-1 in the ACC. The 15 conference wins are the second most league victories in school history.
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