University of Louisville senior Sara Hammond had one of her best games of the season on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.
Hammond matched her season-high with 20 points and grabbed four rebounds, hitting 8 of 9 free throws to lift the Cardinals past North Carolina 77-75 in overtime.
Myisha Hines-Allen added 17 points to help the third-seeded Cardinals (25-5) win in their debut. Shawnta Dyer had nine points and five rebounds, while Jude Schimmel added nine points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Freshman Mariya Moore was just 1 of 8 shooting but hit 4 of 4 free throws in overtime and finished with seven points and six assists.
UNC freshman Jamie Cherry sent the game into overtime with a 40-foot heave at the regulation buzzer but missed a long three-pointer at the final horn.
Hines-Allen hit a free throw with 4.8 seconds left to put Louisville up by two points before Cherry missed the last shot.
The Cardinals erased the only double-figure deficit of the game with a late 15-2 run that turned a 10-point hole into a 59-56 lead.
U of L plays Florida State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the semifinals on ESPNU.