LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville will have to bring its defense to slow down the high-powered DePaul attack Sunday. The Cardinals host their old conference friends in a 2:30 start at the KFC Yum! Center with a trip to Dallas and the Sweet 16 on the line.
DePaul scored 97 in a thirty-point win over James Madison in Friday's opening round game, one of eight times they've scored at least 90 this season.
The Cardinals are also hoping for the continued offensive excellence of Myisha Hines-Allen. The ACC Player of the Year is averaging 17 points per game on the season, but has really turned it on in the last couple of months. Hines-Allen is averaging almost 22 points a game in the last 13 contests beginning with a 27-point outing against Syracuse January 25th. And it's not a coincidence that that is when she returned from her grandfather's funeral in New Jersey.
"I started to take the game a lot more serious, remembering things he used to tell me, 'hold no prisoners, cut 'em deep, let 'em bleed', stuff like that that he used to always tell me," said Hines-Allen. "So I remember that before I go out and I just try to play for him."
The 6'2" Sophomore from Montclair, New Jersey said her grandfather had a huge influence on her and her sisters in basketball and other sports.
"That's what keep me going, knowing that he's watching over me and having me play so well," said Hines-Allen.
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