Jan. 4, 2014
Louisville improves to 40-24 all-time against Cincinnati with the win Saturday. The Cardinals have won 11 of the last 12 games against the Bearcats, including the last five in a row.
With the win over Cincinnati the Cardinals have won eight straight games, the longest winning streak since the beginning of the 2012-13 season when Louisville won eight to open the season.
Louisville held Cincinnati to 45 points, the fourth opponent this season held to under 50 points in a game. Since Coach Walz took over in 2007-08, the Cardinals have held a combined 52 opponents under 50 points in a game. The most games in a single season holding an opponent under 50 points is 14 set during the 2012-13 season.
The Cardinals improve to 15-1 this season with a victory over Cincinnati, which ties the record for the best start in the first 16 games of a season. Louisville was 15-1 during both the 2006-07 and 2008-09 seasons. The best start before suffering the second loss of the season was 19-1 during the 2008-09 season.
Louisville's 64 points against Cincinnati is tied for the fewest points scored in a game this season. The Cardinals were held to 64 points in the loss to Kentucky earlier this season.
The Cardinals set a new season-high in steals swiping 19 against Cincinnati, the most in a game since recording 22 against Wagner last season. The previous high this season was 16 set against Austin Peay.
Louisville shot 32.8 percent from the field compared to Cincinnati's 35.6 percent, only the third time this season the Cardinals have shot a lower percentage from the field than their opponent with a 3-0 record in those games.
The Cardinals were held to a season-low 20 field goals made against Cincinnati. The previous low was 22 against Kentucky and Colorado.
Louisville held the Bearcats to 45 field goal attempts, the fewest by an opponent this season.
Senior Antonita Slaughter returned to the court against Cincinnati after missing a month of action due to a blood clot in her lung. She returned to play 16 minutes scoring five points and grabbing three rebounds.
Senior Shoni Schimmel scored a game-high 21 points against Cincinnati, the third time this season she has scored 20+ points in a game. Her season-high was 30 against Colorado.
Sophomore Megan Deines set a new career-high in steals recording five against Cincinnati. She also set a career-high in blocks with two.
Junior Bria Smith tied her season-high in steals with four against Cincinnati, having recorded four against Western Kentucky and Temple earlier this season.
Redshirt sophomore Monny Niamke tied her career-high in assists against Cincinnati dishing out four. She previously recorded four assists against Ohio earlier in the season.
Freshman Emmonnie Henderson tied her career-high in blocks swatting three against Cincinnati. She blocked three shots against Austin Peay earlier in the season.