Cortnee Walton (left) and Arica Carter / Photo by Wade Morgen
Four year losing streak broken; Hines-Allen goes off
The KFC Yum! Center was packed full of fans as #7 Louisville faced #17 Kentucky in women's basketball. The Cards came out on top 69-67 in overtime. After losing to two straight ranked opponents Louisville turned things around to stop the downward trend.
Myisha Hines-Allen put up a game high 26 points while Asia Durr added another 15. Durr's four three-pointers were a game high.
On the defensive side of things Briahanna Jackson and Cortnee Walton each pulled in 10 rebounds. Mariya Moore had another nine for the Cards.
Kentucky relied heavily on Makayla Epps' 22 points and 16 rebounds. To add to her stats, Epps also dished out six assists and was credited with three steals. Taylor Murray dropped 21 points and Maci Morris added another 10 for the Wildcats.
Kentucky closed the gap in an early overtime deficit when they brought the score within 68-67. Jackson's free throw with 4.1 seconds left got the final score at 69-67. Kentucky's last shot fell short when they launced a shot from about the three point line.
The iwn stops a five game skid in the Battle of the Bluegrass for the Cardinals, who also broke a two game losing streak this season.