Post Game Notes vs. Louisville
Jan. 5, 2017
Virginia fell to 11-3 and 0-2 in the ACC. No. 8/9 Louisville improved to 14-3, 2-1 ACC. It was the first home loss of the year for UVA, now 7-1 at JPJ.
Virginia has led at halftime in every game this season, including holding a 38-25 lead at the break tonight.
Virginia has led by at least 10 points in all but one game this season. UVA’s biggest lead was a 15-point advantage, 48-33, with 3:51 remaining in the third quarter.
The Cavaliers held a 17-11 lead in the first quarter, helped by 4-of-7 shooting from three-point range.
The Cavaliers committed eight turnovers in the third quarter, with Louisville scoring 10 points off the miscues.
Louisville went on a 12-0 run in the third quarter spanning 2:19 and had a 12-2 run in the fourth.
Toussaint’s three to tie the game at the buzzer was her first made-three of the game and only her second attempt.
Aliyah Huland-El scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds.
Breyana Mason scored 17 points, her second-highest point tally of the season, behind her 18-point performance against Rutgers (11/20).
The Cavaliers shot 53.8 percent in the second half (14-of-26).
Virginia was 9-of-18 from three-point range, its best three-point shooting game of the season.
The two teams had a combined five players foul out of the game. UL’s Myisha Hines-Allen and Mariya Moore combined to score 54 points with 23 rebounds before fouling out. Jocelyn Willoughby, Lauren Moses and Breyana Mason scored a combined 38 points before fouling out.
This is the first of two meetings between the teams this season. They will play again on February 23 in Louisville. The Cardinals lead the all-time series, 4-2, and are 4-1 in ACC games.
This weekend, the Cavaliers travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. to take on North Carolina (11-4, 0-2 ACC) on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. Virginia will be back at home on Sunday, Jan. 15, hosting Boston College (8-7, 1-1 ACC) at 2 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.