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Louisville wins 7th straight behind amazing Soph-'Moore'

Mariya Moore was once again clutch for the Cardinals, scoring 23 of her 25 points in the second half. Louisville, behind the big three, return home 2-0 in the ACC.

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Atlanta, GA -- The Cardinals picked up their seventh consecutive win as Louisville defeated Georgia Tech, 78-65.

Louisville struggled early in the first period, as Georgia Tech took a 10-6 lead. Adding to the Louisville woes, the Cardinals had seven first period turnovers that Yellow Jackets converted into six points.

However, a shot from beyond the arc by Briahanna Jackson brought the Cardinals within two. By the end of the first period, Louisville led by one, 18-17.

Louisville ended the period shooting 47.6% from the field, while limiting the Yellow Jackets to 33.3%. However, Georgia Tech connected on 2-5 from the three point line.

Georgia Tech picked up the tempo in the second period behind Aaliyah Whiteside. Whiteside fired off 2-5 from the field, 1-1 from three, racking up nine points.

Georgia Tech's 2-2-1 defense stymied the Cardinals. The Yellow Jackets held Louisville to a crushing 25% from the field.

Louisville's big three shooters -Briahanna Jackson, Myisha Hines-Allen and Mariya Moore- only saw the floor for a combined nine minutes in the second period. The absence of the three biggest offensive weapons slowed Louisville down and allowed the Yellow Jackets to take a 33-30 lead heading into halftime.

It's not clear what head coach Jeff Walz told the players in the locker room during halftime, but the Cardinals came out tough in the third period.

Myisha Hines-Allen struck first on a layup. Briahanna Jackson forced a turnover and took it to the house for two. Georgia Tech did not have time to recover as they committed another turnover that led to a Mariya Moore three. Louisville went on an 11-4 run in the first three minutes to put the Cardinals up five.

Katarina Vuckovic tried to bring the Yellow Jackets back firing off a three to cut the lead, but the momentum was in Louisville's favor.

Hines-Allen was the star of the third period racking up 12 points and grabbing three boards.

Louisville led 53-48 heading into the fourth.

The fourth period was all Mariya Moore. Moore connected on 2-2 from the field, 1-1 from the three and 12-16 from the charity stripe posting a salient 17 points in the fourth period alone.

Georgia Tech racked up the majority of their points in the fourth at the free throw line going 10-10. Louisville held the Yellow Jackets to an unimpressive 3-15 from the field (20%) and 1-9 from beyond the arc (1-9).