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Big Monday showdown: Old conference foes meet

After grabbing a victory on the road, the Cardinals return home to take on the Bulls of South Florida. Louisville has won 15 of the last 16 matches.

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Louisville, KY -- The No. 12 Louisville Cardinals face their fifth top-25 opponent of the season as they face the No. 22 South Florida Bulls in a late non-conference matchup.

Last Time Out

The Louisville Cardinals took care of business in Pittsburg crushing the Pitt Panthers, 84-61.

Louisville shot 58.2% from the field and 45.5% from beyond the arc in the victory. The Cardinals also dominated the glass outrebounding the Panthers, 34-18.

Louisville had three players post double-figures: Myisha Hines-Allen lead all scorers tallying an impressive 29 points, while pulling down eight rebounds. Mariya Moore added 21 points, connecting on a team-high four shot from beyond the arc. Cortnee Walton picked up a double-double, picking up 18 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.

For the Panthers, Stasha Carey paced the team putting up 21 points and pulling down five rebounds. Brenna Wise chipped in 13 points and four rebounds.

Power Players


Myisha Hines-Allen leads Louisville in scoring putting up 16.2 points and pulling down 7.8 rebounds while connecting on 52.7% of her shots. Mariya Moore sits at second racking up 14.9 points while dishing out 116 assists on the season. Briahanna Jackson is tallying 11.7 points and collecting a team-best 55 steals. Asia Durr rounds out the top scorers chipping in 10.9 points per game.

Cortnee Walton leads the Cardinals on the offensive glass, pulling down 106 on the season while chipping in 6.4 points per game.

Scouting the Bulls


The Bulls have won six of the last seven games, most recently defeating Cincinnati, 78-51.

USF shot 50% from the field, connecting on 28-of-56 from the field. The Bulls limited the Bearcats to a bruising 37% from the field.

South Florida had three players post double-figures: Courtney Williams paced the Bulls putting up 22 points, including a team-high three shots from beyond the arc. Kitija Laksa tallied 14 points, and Maria Jespersen chipped in 10 points.

Alicia Jenkins attacked the glass pulling down a game-high 11 rebounds while Laia Flores added eight points and dished out a team-best seven assists.

On the season, Williams leads the Bulls in scoring putting up 21.7 per game, ranking 12th nationally, while grabbing 32 steals. Laksa is tallying 13.7 points connecting on a team-high 67 three point shots. Laura Ferreira is adding 10.1 points, and Jenkins is chipping in 9.9 points while grabbing 11.7 boards- 11th best in the country.

As a part of ESPN's Big Monday, the Cardinals and the Bulls tip off at 9 PM on ESPN 2.