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Lucky 13? Can Cardinals protect their nest, keep streak alive?

The Louisville Cardinals have been hot for a few weeks. After a few road games, they return home looking for continue streaking. They are looking for their fantastic four to step up big and lead them to victory once again. Clemson has a big plate to handle, will they be able to step up to the challenge?

Photo by University of Louisville Sports Information Office/GoCards.com

Louisville, KY -- After defeating NC State and Syracuse on the road, the No. 14 Cardinals return home to take on the Clemson Tigers.

CARDS are Streaking

The No. 14 Cardinals notched their 12th consecutive win defeating Syracuse, 71-53, at the Carrier Dome. Louisville held the Orange to 25.8% from the field while dominating the glass pulling down 48 rebounds.

Louisville had three players post double-digits: Myisha Hines-Allen set a new career-best putting up 27 points, connecting on 56.5% of her shots, and pulling down 10 rebounds. Hines-Allen notched another double-double on the season.

Asia Durr racked up 16 points connecting on 3-of-5 (60%) from the field and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc. Durr dished out four assists and grabbed four steals. Briahanna Jackson rounds out the top scorers tallying 11 points and nine rebounds.

Team Effort

Myisha Hines-Allen leads Louisville in scoring putting up 15.7 points and pulling down 7.8 rebounds, while connecting on 52.3% of her shots. Mariya Moore sits at second racking up 14.1 points, while dishing out 99 assists on the season. Briahanna Jackson is tallying 12.7 points and collecting a team-best 47 steals. Asia Durr rounds out the top scorers chipping in 10.6 points per game.

Cortnee Walton leads the Cardinals on the offensive glass, pulling down 83 on the season while chipping in 6.3 points per game.

Louisville ranks 22nd nationally in turnovers forced with 20.60 per game and 25th in assists per game with 16.9 per game.

Scouting the Tigers

Clemson has only won four games this season, dropping all six conference games thus far.

The Tigers are fresh off a 76-63 loss to Georgia Tech. Clemson connected on 21-of- 61 from the field, 7-of-17 from beyond the arc. The Tigers were able to convert 16 Georgia Tech turnovers into 17 points.

Nelly Perry had a team best 22 points in the contest, including four three-pointers. Aliyah Collier chipped in 18 points and grabbed eight boards. Danielle Edwards led the Tigers in assists with four on the evening.

Through 20 games, Perry is pacing the Tigers putting up 15.3 points per game, including 15 from beyond the arc on the season. Edwards rounds out the duet, racking up 10.2 points per game.

Edwards leads the team in both assists and steals with 58 and 40, respectively. Victoria Cardaci has taken 104 shots from beyond the arc and connected on a team high 28. While Aliyah Collier dominates the glass for the Tigers pulling down 5.4 boards per game.

The Cardinals looks to grab their 13th consecutive win against the Clemson Tigers as they begin a two-game home stretch.

Louisville and Clemson tip off at 7:00 PM. The contest will air on ESPN 3.