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Louisville 71, Virginia 56

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Dana Evans scored 21 points and No. 5 Louisville beat Virginia 71-56 for their 11th straight win.

The Cardinals (19-1, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) used a 16-2 run over a nearly seven-minute stretch in the first half to take control. Louisville shot 71.4% in the first quarter and led by 20 in the second.

Evans, the league's reigning player of the week, kept her hot hand early as she scored 15 points in the first half. In a matchup of the ACC's top scorers, she outdueled league leader Jocelyn Willoughby to give coach Jeff Walz his 350th career victory.

The Cavaliers (7-12, 2-6) were able to cut into the lead in the second half but couldn't get within single digits.

After Virginia made it 46-36 on Shemera Williams' free throw with 1:12 left in the third quarter, Jazmine Jones ended a seven-minute field goal drought for Louisville and scored the next five points to end the Cavaliers' run.

Jones scored 13 points, 11 after halftime.

Virginia, which shot just 36.2%, was led by Williams, a freshman who scored a season-high 20 points off the bench. Willoughby finished with 17 on 6-of-14 shooting.

Associated Press


January 23, 2020

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