Myisha Hines-Allen scored 13 of her 16 points in the second half as No. 9 Louisville shook off a sluggish start to pull off a 60-46 road win over host Clemson. The victory marked the 800th victory for the U of L women's program.
... and that is Louisville's 800TH WIN in program history! A huge THANK YOU to all past and current coaches and student-athletes! #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/KxeSWqXgPB— Louisville WBB (@UofLWBB) January 27, 2017
The milestone mattered little to Hines-Allen, who was more concerned about her team scoring 17 points below their season average.
"We have to get better with that because once we go further into the season and the ACC tournament, we can't have those slow starts because when you get to the tournament, it's one and done," she said.
Jeff Walz echoed a similar sentiment after his team was outrebounded by a Clemson squad that is now 0-8 in ACC play.
"I don't care what somebody's record is, you're playing an ACC program," Walz said. "It's my fault. It amazes me you can't come prepared to play every night. You only get so many opportunities."
In the end, Louisville did not enough to avoid what would have been a monumental upset, and become just the 39th women's program in Division-I to hit the 800-win mark. The Cards return to the court Sunday afternoon at 2 for another road tilt at Pittsburgh.