Feb. 28, 2014
The third ranked Louisville women's basketball team will travel to Cincinnati on Saturday, March 1 for at 2:00 p.m. tip off in Fifth Third Arena. The game will stream live on ESPN3. It can also be heard live on the Cards Radio with Matt Andrews and Adrienne Johnson, carried locally on 1080 AM.
Louisville (27-2, 15-1 American Athletic Conference) captured a 73-58 at home win against No. 25 Rutgers on Sunday, matching the school record for 17 home wins set in the 2006-2007 season. The Cardinals were led by Asia Taylor, who contributed 25 points and 15 rebounds - career highs in both categories for her. Although another slow start for Louisville, the team quickly turned an eight-point lead at the halftime into 15 points in the second half. Rutgers cut Louisville's lead back down to eight points as the second half neared to an end. Turnovers from the Scarlet Knights, however, proved costly. Louisville converted 18 Rutgers turnovers into 23 points to help secure the win. Sara Hammond added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Shoni Schimmel had 13 points and four assists.
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Louisville is led in scoring by Schimmel, who averages 17.4 points per game. Taylor and Hammond are tied for second in scoring, averaging 11.3 points per game. Taylor leads the team in rebounding, grabbing 7.2 boards per game. Hammond is second on the team in rebounding with 6.5 boards per game.
Cincinnati (12-15, 5-11 American Athletic Conference) enters Saturday's game after beating Central Florida 50-49 last Saturday with a final-second layup by Aleysha Lovett. She scored a total of 13 points and grabbed five rebounds. The Bearcats came back from a nine-point deficit in the final five minutes of the game. In total, four Bearcats scored in the double digits. Jasmine Whitfield finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. Kayla Cook added 10 points and four steals. Jeanise Randolph scored 10 points and added seven rebounds.
Randolph leads UC in scoring and field goal percentage. She averages 11.4 points per game, while connecting on 49.8 percent from the field. She also leads the team on the glass averaging 8.7 rebounds per game. Lovett ranks second on the team in scoring with 9.7 points per game. Cook rounds out the top scorers with 6.0 points per game.
Louisville leads the series 40-24 against long-time rival Cincinnati. Louisville defeated the Bearcats 64-45 in the first matchup of the season on Jan. 4.
To get information on or to purchase season, mini-plan, group, or individual tickets for the 2013-14 women's basketball season contact the UofL Athletic ticket office at (502) 852-7254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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