The No. 8 University of Louisville women’s basketball team wraps up its six-game homestand on Sunday, when it plays host to Evansville in the KFC Yum! Center at 2 p.m.
The Dec. 18 game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Louisville’s radio broadcast can be heard on WKRD 790 AM, featuring Nick Curran (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst).
The Cardinals (10-2) have won their last four straight, routing College of Charleston 86-58 on Friday night. Louisville held a 61-44 advantage on the glass, while stifling the Cougars to 29.6 percent shooting and forcing them into 22 turnovers that translated into 18 points.
Asia Durr scored a game-high 20 points, her fifth time reaching the plateau this season, and Myisha Hines-Allen produced her third double-double of the season, with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Mariya Moore added 12 points, and Bionca Dunham scored a season-best 10 points in 10 minutes. Taylor Johnson registered a season-high five steals.
Through 12 games, Durr continues to pace the Cardinals in scoring at 17.6 points. She has totaled 44 3-pointers, the most nationally. Hines-Allen is producing 12.0 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Moore is contributing 11.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists. Briahanna Jackson boasts team bests of 61 assists and 26 steals.
Collectively, the Cardinals rank second nationally in assists (232), 10th in assists per game (19.3), 14th in turnover margin (plus-7.83), and 18th in turnovers forced per game (22.3).
Evansville (4-5), which dropped its first five-consecutive games in the 2016-17 campaign, has won its last four contests. The Purple Aces defeated Austin Peay 68-54 at home, where they connected on 22 of 31 free throws. Evansville turned over the ball just eight times in the contest, while forcing 15 for 13 points. Austin Peay, which held a 42-35 advantage on the glass, only shot 32.8 percent from the floor.
Sara Dickey scored a team-high 20 points in the win, while Camary Williams tallied 19 points – nine from the free throw line – and totaled five steals. Kerri Gasper added 10 points, and Sasha Robinson pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.
Through nine games this season, Dickey is pacing Evansville with 17.9 points per game and a team-high 18 3-pointers. Williams boasts 14.9 points per game and a team-best 45 steals – second nationally – and 6.8 rebounds. Brooke Dossett, the team’s only other double-digit scorer, is averaging 12.1 points and has a team-best 31 assists.
Collectively, Evansville ranks ninth in the country with only 12.3 turnovers per game, but is shooting just over 40 percent (40.5) from the floor and possesses a minus-5.8 rebounding margin.
SERIES HISTORY – Evansville vs. Louisville
Louisville leads Evansville 11-2 in the all-time series, including a 7-0 mark at home. The Cardinals have won three of the last four meetings.
Last time the two teams met, Louisville earned a 73-51 decision on Dec. 29, 2014, in the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals scored 44 points in the paint and turned 20 Evansville turnovers into 28 points. Louisville also owned a 45-26 edge on the boards.
Jude Schimmel and Emmonnie Henderson scored 12 points apiece, Bria Smith added 11, and Myisha Hines-Allen collected a game-high 10 rebounds. Sara Dickey had a game-high 14 points for the Purple Aces.
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GAME FACTS – Evansville at Louisville
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Site: KFC Yum! Center (22,000), Louisville, Ky.
Television: ACC Network Extra will broadcast the game.
Radio: WKRD 790 AM will broadcast the game, with Nick Curran (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (analyst) calling the action.
Series History: Louisville leads the all-time series 11-2 (7-0 in Louisville, 4-2 in Evansville). Louisville defeated Evansville 73-51 on Dec. 29, 2014, in the KFC Yum! Center.
Next UofL Game: Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Vanderbilt, Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, Tenn., 8 p.m. ET (SEC+)
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University of Louisville Athletics