Before the game in the Yum Center lobby the Louisville Leopard Percussionists pounded on their drums and xylophones to make a joyful noise. It was a harbinger of what was to come on the basketball court as the Louisville Cardinals pounded Boston College for a resounding 68-43 victory.
Once again the Cards were without Briahanna Jackson but in a surprise development Asia Durr was also not dressed.
Louisville's @CoachJeffWalz said Asia Durr was suspended for today's game for a violation of team rules. He said she will be back Tuesday— Howie Lindsey (@howielindsey) February 12, 2017
Taylor Johnson and Kylee Shook started in their place. At the end of the 1st quarter the Cards had a 14-4 lead, but Coach Jeff Walz said after the game that it was good that the team held them to 4 points but if they'd made layups they could've been up 22-4. By halftime the lead was 35-16.
The Cards kept up their solid play in the second half despite the fact that Mariya Moore was done for the night. At the end of the 3rd quarter the lead was 50-27. The Cards were holding BC to 24% shooting and were out-rebounding them 42-18.
Myisha Hines-Allen had another double-double (10 points/13 rebounds). Kylee Shook had a team high 14 points. Coach Walz said, "Each game we need her to take it up to the next notch." Bionca Dunham had 8 points in 10 minutes but Coach Walz said that she's still learning the defense.
Louisville will face North Carolina on Sunday, February 19th at noon. The game is a Pink Out for breast cancer awareness. The first 2,000 fans will receive a BCA rally towel and breast cancer survivors can sign up to be recognized on court at halftime. The game will be shown on ESPNU.