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Will red-hot Louisville win 11th in a row?

Louisville is on a 10-game win hot streak. The Cardinals' defense is smothering forcing opponents to turn the ball over an average of 20.9 times per game.

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Raleigh, N.C. -- The No. 23/22 Louisville Cardinals, on a 10-game win streak, head to Raleigh, North Carolina to face the Wolfpack of NC State on Sunday.

Hot Streak

The Cardinals found themselves back in the Top 25 after defeating two ACC powerhouses, knocking down Florida State (then No. 15/13) and Duke (then No. 18).

Louisville is 5-0 in the ACC and on 10-game win streak sparked by the Cardinals' ever-evolving defense.

Last Time Out

The Cardinals are fresh off a 59-41 road victory over the Virginia Cavaliers.

Louisville connected on 21-of-50 (42%) from the field and posted an impressive 93.3% from the charity stripe hitting 14-of-15. The Cardinals held the Cavaliers to a mere 33.3% (15-of-45) from the field. Louisville was able to convert 19 Virginia turnovers into 25 points, while the Cavaliers could only pick up seven points on 13 Louisville turnovers.

The Cardinals had four players post double-figures: Myisha Hines-Allen paced Louisville racking up 16 points and grabbing seven boards. Cortnee Walton fell at second tallying 12 points and pulling down six boards. Mariya Moore racked up 11 points connecting on 4-of-10 from the field, while and dishing out five assists. Asia Durr rounded out the leading scorers chipping in 10 points.

One of Louisville's leading scorers, Briahanna Jackson, posted a season-low two points in the victory. Jackson went 0-of-5 from the field, 0-3 from beyond the arc. Jackson grabbed her only points connecting on two from the charity stripe.

Louisville's Leaders

Myisha Hines-Allen leads Louisville in scoring putting up 15.4 points and pulling down 7.7 rebounds while connecting on 52.7% of her shots. Mariya Moore sits at second racking up 13.8 points while dishing out 86 assists on the season. Rounding out the top scorers is Briahanna Jackson. Jackson is tallying 13.2 points and collecting a team-best 44 steals.

Asia Durr has collected double-digits in five of the last seven contests. She's averaging 9.6 points per game while connecting on 37.6% from the field.

Cortnee Walton leads the Cardinals on the offensive glass, pulling down 80 on the season, while chipping in 6.6 points per game.

Watching the Wolfpack

The NC State Wolfpack are straight off a 65-62 upset over in-state rival, the No. 22 Duke Blue Devils. NC State connected on 38.6% from the field while the Blue Devils hit 49% from the field. The Wolfpack converted 21 Duke turnovers into 30 points.

Dominique Williams was instrumental in the contest putting up 19 points while dishing out four assists and grabbing four steals. Jennifer Mathurin chipped in 15 points going 5-of-12 from the field and hitting 4-of-8 from the three. Ashley Williams rounded out the top scorers connecting on 4-of-11 from the field and 4-of-9 from beyond the arc, adding 12 points.

On the season, Williams leads the Wolfpack scoring 14.7 points per game, connecting on a team-best 36 from beyond the arc. Miah Spencer is chipping in 12.5 points while dishing out a team-high 93 assists. Mathurin rounds out the top scorers adding 11.6 points while leading the Wolfpack in rebounding (6.7 per game).

Keys for the Cardinals

Nationally, the Cardinals rank ninth in turnover margin (+5.83) while coming in at 17th in turnovers forced (20.89) and 23rd in steals taking away 10.7 per game. While the Wolfpack fall at nine in 3-point field goals attempted and 13th in 3-point field goals made with 138 on the season, averaging 7.7 per game.

Louisville will need to continue their dominance on defense, not only force turnovers, but capitalize on the turnovers. The Cardinals will need to contest the shots beyond the arc.

Louisville looks to extend their streak to 11 consecutive wins as they face the NC State Wolfpack at 2 PM.