The Louisville women's basketball team downed Clemson 68-46 in the ACC Tournament opener

The University of Louisville women's basketball team downed Clemson 68-46 in the ACC Tournament opener for the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon in Conway, S.C.

The University of Louisville women's basketball team got off to a fast start in the postseason.

The Cardinals opened a 24-4 lead after one quarter in the second round of the ACC Tournament and cruised to a 68-46 victory over Clemson before 2,613 fans in Conway, S.C.

Myisha Hines-Allen and Asia Durr scored 17 points apiece for the Cardinals in the victory.

U of L hit 22 of 34 from inside the three-point line, but the Cardinals were just 3 of 17 on three-pointers. The U of L defense limited Clemson to just seven field goals in the first half and 28.8 percent shooting overall.

MVP of the game

Hines-Allen and Durr led the way but it was Mariya Moore who got things going.

She only scored two points but had six assists and three rebounds and was in the game for 30 minutes for the Cardinals.

"She didn't shoot it as well as she can," Walz said. "But she was crucial early in the game for us."

Moore was just 1 of 6 from the field.

Quotable

U of L coach Jeff Walz:

"It was a game where we had talked about coming out with some urgency," he said. "Really hit them hard right off the bat and I thought we did that. We were very aggressive on the defensive end of the floor and the offensive end."

Up next . . . 

Louisville (23-6) will now face North Carolina State, the No. 4 seed that had a last-second shot in overtime to beat U of L last month at the Yum Center, in the quarterfinals tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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