After starting the season 6-0, the Louisville women's basketball team has dropped two straight games. #3 South Carolina defeated the Cards 83-59 and #5 Maryland took a win yesterday 78-72.
The losses have been two of the three lowest scoring games on offense and the most points allowed this season by the defense.
Against the Gamecocks the Cards held a two-point lead at the end of the first quarter, but were outscored 65-39 the rest of the game. Mariya Moore dropped 17 points and Asia Durr put up another 13. U of L shhot 70% from the free throw line, but committed 27 fouls. They hauled in 29 rebounds, but were way outrebounded compared to South Carolina's 46.
When Louisville returned home to the KFC Yum! Center, Maryland made a visit. Once again the Cards held a lead at the end of the first quarter- four points, but were outscored the remainder of the game. With just a few minutes remaining in the fourth quarter U of L took a small lead before failing to stop the Terrapins. From the free throw line the team shot 42.9%. The Cards were also four-for-twenty-three from the three-point line. They were outrebounded 48-35. Durr had 20 points while Myisha Hines-Allen contributed another 16.
Up next for Louisville will be a home again on Sunday, December 4, at 2:00 p.m., when the Kentucky Wildcats make a visit in town.