cards defeat clemson in defensive game
By Mike Gilpatrick
February 7th, 2018
February 7th, 2018
It took a while to get things going.
But the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Clemson Tigers, 65-46, Wednesday at the KFC Yum! Center. The game was incredibly defensive, and neither team scored more than 20 in any quarter. Despite this, four Cards were in the double-digits scoring, led by Asia Durr, with 15. Kylie Shook also had a double-double.
The first wasn't sharp. Louisville shot just 42.9 percent, and missed six threes. The majority of scoring happened on an 8-0 run. That gave Louisville a five-point lead. Clemson came back, and eventually tied the game with a little over a minute left. With 15 seconds left, Shook hit a layup. The score was 15-13 Cards heading into the second.
The offensive shooting drought continued for both sides well into the second. Both teams shot 16.7 percent through the first five minutes. Both teams only had three points over the same period.
Then, Louisville got the offense going. The Cards went on an 8-0 run, thanks to Sam Fuehring's six consecutive points. The team's shooting percentage went over 50. Louisville finished the half leading 32-21. Sam Fuehring had nine. Asia Durr had eight. Kylie Shook had five boards.
Louisville outscored Clemson 15-13 in the third. The team shot 41.7 percent, while holding Clemson to under 40. Arica Carter led Louisville's scoring with four points.
Then, Louisville began to pull away in the fourth. The Cards outscored Clemson 18-12 in the quarter. Louisville held on, and defeated the Tigers.
Louisville moves to 25-1. The Cards travel up north for a big game against the No. 1 Connecticut Huskies Monday, February 12th. They return to the KFC Yum! Center Thursday, February 22nd, hosting the Virginia Cavaliers.
images from the game
Photos by Seth Spalding and Jared Anderson