Miami Hurricanes Women’s Basketball Upsets Louisville, 79-73

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The Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team was in Louisville, KY Sunday afternoon to take on the second-ranked Louisville Cardinals. Miami was looking for their second win over a top two team after defeating top-ranked Notre Dame earlier in the month.

The Canes looked weary in the first quarter, as they trailed 22-13 when the clock hit triple zeros. They also committed six turnovers in the first.

In the second quarter, Miami bounced back by outscoring Louisville 16-15. Still, they wound find themselves down 37-29 at the half.

They would once again outscore Louisville 18-14. Louisville’s lead heading into the fourth quarter would be 55-47. Miami took over in the fourth quarter, outscoring Louisville 32-22. Four free throws, two each by Mykea Gray and Laura Cornelius, put the game away for the Canes.


They upset the second-ranked Cardinals by a final score of 79-73. Emese Hof led the way for the women, scoring 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field. She also recorded seven rebounds.

Cornelius recorded 17 points on four for six shooting from the field and two for two from the three-point line. She added four rebounds and six assists.

As a team, Miami shot 55.1 percent from the field and 75 percent from three point range. That was a big advantage in their win, as Louisville shot 41.2 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from three.

With the win, head coach Katie Meier earned her 250th win in her 18th season of coaching. Not only that, but Miami has now beaten both of the top two teams in the ACC and are tied atop the conference. This should be a big confidence boost for them as the ACC tournament is on the horizon.

There’s still a few games left to be played before then, however. They will continue their road trip, playing their second road game in three games when they travel to take on Virginia Tech on Thursday.

 

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