It was a crazy one but a win nonetheless for the Louisville women's basketball team.
The Cardinals fell behind by 15 points, shot just 37 percent from the field, saw its two to scorers foul out and had a six-point lead late in the fourth quarter fizzle away, but still won an 86-81 decision over Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.
Louisville (14-3, 2-1) won for the second time in as many overtime games this season.
The Cardinals had three players in double figures and finished 24 of 32 from the free-throw line in the victory.
MVP of the game
Junior Myisha Hines-Allen with her fourth straight double-double.
Hines-Allen finished with 31 points and a career-high 17 rebounds along with three assists, two steals and two blocked shots in the victory over the Cavaliers. She was 12 of 24 from the field.
Hines-Allen also hit 7 of 8 from the free-throw line and had seven offensive rebounds.
She has scored 89 points in the past four games.
Key stretch of the game
The Cavaliers opened a 48-33 lead with 3:51 left in the third quarter.
But the Cardinals answered with 12 straight points, including a three-pointer from Asia Durr and a three-point play from Hines-Allen.
Cortnee Walton had two putbacks and two offensive rebounds during the run that got U of L back in the game.
A few leftovers....
***Hines-Allen, Mariya Moore and Durr combined for 70 total points.
***Moore finished 4 of 10 from three-point range and had 23 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. All six of her rebounds came on the offensive end of the floor.
***Durr didn't have a good night shooting - 2 of 11 from three-point range and 4 of 18 overall - but she finished with 16 points and was 6 of 6 from the free-throw line. She hit 4 free throws in overtime.
***Louisville had 24 offensive rebounds and 26 second-chance points.
Up next . . . .
The Cardinals return home for one game and will host Pittsburgh on Sunday.
The Panthers (10-5) beat Boston College on Thursday night and are 1-1 in ACC play heading into the 2 o'clock contest.null