It didn't take the University of Louisville women's basketball team long to hit 100 wins at the KFC Yum! Center. Their first season was at their downtown arena was the the 2010-2011 season and seven seasons is quick to reach the 100 win mark, especially seeing that they only have about 15 home games per season, on average.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were the unfortunate souls as they lost to the #9 Cardinals 91-51. The game was such a blowout by halftime (50-15) that Coach Walz ended up playing 13 players of his 15 person roster. Arica Carter and Jessica Laemmle were the only ones not too see playing time. Carter is injured and Laemmle did not play due to feeling light-headed.
Things got started early with seven 3-pointers by the Cards. They finished 9-of-16 on the game. Asia Durr and Mariya Moore led the way in that first quarter. Durr finished with 20 points and Moore finished with 13. Neither player saw much playing time in the second half.
Louisville led in nearly every category. They finished with 48 rebounds, 20 assists, and only 10 turnovers. The one downside was the 58.8% at the free throw line.
The defensive side of the ball was equally as strong. U of L totaled seven blocks, five steals on 10 forced turnovers, and held Georgia Tech to below 30% shooting. The Yellow Jackets scored two (yes, two) points in the second quarter. Not a single player for GT was in double-digits.
Briahanna Jackson only put up four points, but finished with eight rebounds and seven assists.
Louisville improves to 17-4 and 5-2 in the ACC. Georgia Tech, who is currently in the middle of the pack in the ACC, falls to 13-5 and 2-3 in conference play.
Louisville hits the road for the next few games as they visit South Florida (non-conference), Clemson, and Pittsburgh. Their next home game will be on February 2 when NC State is in town.