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Can Louisville keep this remarkable streak rolling?

The Cardinals hope to heat up February as they face the North Carolina Tar Heels. After defeating Wake Forest, Louisville has won 14-consecutive contests.

Photo by Michelle Hutchins/GoCards.com

Chapel Hill, N.C. -- The No. 13 Louisville Cardinals (17-5, 9-0 ACC) hit the road to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels.

HOT in January

The Cardinals went undefeated in January, winning all nine ACC contests. The nine wins are the most victories in one month under head coach Jeff Walz. Louisville is on a 14-game winning streak, which is tied for the third-longest streak in school history.

Team Effort

Myisha Hines-Allen leads Louisville in scoring putting up 15.4 points and pulling down 7.7 rebounds while connecting on 52% of her shots. Mariya Moore sits at second racking up 14.5 points while dishing out 104 assists on the season. Briahanna Jackson is tallying 12.5 points and collecting a team-best 51 steals. Asia Durr rounds out the top scorers chipping in 11.1 points per game.

Cortnee Walton leads the Cardinals on the offensive glass, pulling down 93 on the season while chipping in 6.1 points per game.

Last Time Out

The Cardinals extended their hot streak to 14-consecutive wins and improving to 9-0 in ACC play with a 78-54 victory over Wake Forest.

On the evening, the Cardinals forced 25 Wake Forest turnovers and converted the 25 turnovers into 26 points. The team was also able to put up 26 second-chance points from 23 offensive rebounds. Louisville shot 37.1% from the field and 31.8% from the three point line.

The Cardinals had four players score double-digits: Mariya Moore paced the Cardinals tallying 26 points and three steals. Moore connected a team-high five shots from beyond the arc. Asia Durr racked up 18 points for the Cardinals, connecting on 4-of-9 from the field, 2-of-5 from the three-point line and 8-of-9 from the charity stripe. Briahanna Jackson and Myisha Hines-Allen picked up 10 points apiece. Hines-Allen led the Cardinals on the defensive glass, pulling down five boards.

Scouting the Tar Heels

North Carolina has dropped their last six contests. Most recently the Tar Heels fell to NC State in 79-48 decision. North Carolina opened league play with back-to-back wins prior to the six-game slide.

Destinee Walker paced the Tar Heels tallying 12 points, connecting on 4-of-15 from the field, 2-of-12 from beyond the arc. Walker pulled down a team-high seven boards, six on the defensive glass. Jamie Cherry chipped in 11 points and dished out two assists. The duet connected on 7-of-27 from the field, going 4-for-18 from beyond the arc.

The Tar Heels had a dismal shooting effort, going 19-of-63 from the field and hitting only five from beyond the arc.
On the season, Cherry is pacing North Carolina racking up 14.5 points per game. She ranks fifth in the ACC in free-throw percentage connecting on 80.8% from the charity stripe. Walker is putting up 13.5 points per game. She has fired off a team-best 114 shots from the field. Stephanie Watts rounds out the top scorers for Carolina chipping in 13.4 points per game and connecting on a team-high 47 from the three point line.

Hillary Summers dominates the glass for the Tar Heels, pulling down 7.5 rebounds per game, while blocking 1.6 shots per game.

Nationally, Carolina ranks 16th in total free throws made (14.1 per game; 327 on the season), 36 in blocked shots per game (5.0) and 62nd in rebounds per game (41.17).

Louisville and North Carolina tip off at 7 PM. The contest will air on ESPN 3.