Myisha Hines-Allen led the team with 23 points and six rebounds in win over Syracuse.
The Cardinals and Orange faced each other previously as conference rivals in the BIG EAST.
The Cardinals outscored the Hurricanes 41-24 in the second half.
The Cardinals and Hurricanes are tied with two other teams in the ACC for first in the league race.
Mariya Moore is averaging 16.0 points on 53 percent shooting and 5.7 rebounds in league play.
Louisville Women's Basketball v Syracuse
No. 8 Women's Basketball defeats No. 23 Syracuse, 78-58
January 25, 2015
Louisville Women's Basketball v Virginia
USATSI Photos women's basketball -- 1/18/15
Junior Year (2013-14): Selected to the all-American Athletic Conference second team ... earned the starting nod in 32 of 35 games played ... averaged 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds, while totaling a team-best 55 steals ... in conference-only stats, ranked 12th in assists (3.1) and 13th in steals (1.6) per game ... had the eighth-best assist-turnover ratio (1.3) ... scored 10 points and had four steals versus Houston in the AAC Tournament quarterfinals ... reached double-digit points on 13 occasions during the year ... had three-consecutive games with 13 points (Colorado, SMU, Temple) ... notched first double-double of the year - third of career - against SMU with 13 points and a career-best 11 boards ... tallied four steals in three-straight games (Temple, Cincinnati, USF) ... finished the year with multiple steals in 16 games ... accrued a career-high nine assists versus SMU ... matched a season high with 16 points against Western Kentucky ... tied a career best with eight field goals made versus the Hilltoppers ... totaled 11 points against LSU ... opened the year with 16 points, eight rebounds, and three steals versus Loyola Chicago.
Sophomore Year (2012-13): Named to the Oklahoma City Regional all-Tournament Team ... saw action in 38 games, starting 32 ... finished the year averaging 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds ... ranked 10th in the conference in steals per game (2.1) ... led the team with 78 steals ... reached double-digit points in four NCAA Tournament games ... had 17 points versus Cal on 6-of-7 shooting ... recorded first double-double of the season against Middle Tennessee in NCAA Tournament with 10 points and a season-best 10 rebounds ... dished out a season-best six assists three times (Washington State, Marquette, Middle Tennessee) ... scored a career-high 21 points against DePaul ... reached double-figure points on 17 occasions ... knocked down a career high 13 of 15 from the foul line against DePaul ... recorded a career high with seven steals against Rutgers ... blocked a career-high four shots against Georgetown.
Freshman Year (2011-12): Named a Full Court third team freshman All-American ... started all 33 games ... unanimous selection to the BIG EAST all-Freshman team ... earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honors twice ... ranked third on the team in minutes played (27.1) and offensive rebounds (145) ... led the team in free throws, getting to the line 92 times and connecting on 70 percent ... had the second most defensive rebounds (102), assists (69), and steals (63) ... scored in double figures in 19 games ... finished the year averaging 9.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.9 steals ... registered first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds versus Villanova ... scored a season-best 20 points against Texas A&M ... had 10 points and seven assists against Georgetown ... had 10 points against Rutgers, going 8-of-8 from the charity stripe ... opened the season with 10 points and six steals against Missouri State.
High School: A four-year starter on the varsity squad at Christ the King Regional High ... ranked the No. 8 player nationally by ESPN HoopGurlz ... first New York City player - boys or girls - to be selected to the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game ... earned WBCA All-America honors ... named Miss New York Basketball in 2011 ... selected as a Parade All-American in both junior and senior years ... earned first team all-city accolades as both a junior and a senior ... member of the FIBA U.S. U-17 National Team that won gold at the 2010 World Championships ... invited to the USA Basketball U-19 Trials ... selected as the 2011 New York Daily News Player of the Year ... finished senior year averaging 21.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.7 assists ... scored a season-best 31 points in a win over Nazareth as a senior ... registered first triple-double with 20.0 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists against Bishop Loughlin that year ... as a junior, averaged 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and four steals ... helped lead high school to two state titles during tenure ... named the tournament's MVP after netting 19 points and collecting nine boards in the championship ... as a senior, helped school to a 21-9 record and a runner-up finish in the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Division I Tournament, falling to nationally ranked Nazareth in the CHSAA Class AA state finals ... scored a career-high 40 points against Mary Louis Academy in 2009 ... played AAU basketball for the Philadelphia Belles.
Personal: Daughter of Craig and Andrea Smith ... born on Feb. 16, 1993 ... has two sisters (Sheniqua, Rian Maddie) and one brother (Craig Jr.) ... majoring in communication.