McCoughtry, Bingham go out in style

No. 8 Louisville (26-3, 13-2) routed No. 15 Pittsburgh 75-51 Saturday afternoon at Freedom Hall to send seniors Angel McCoughtry and Candyce Bingham out in style in their final home game.

It might not have been vintage Angel McCoughtry, but the senior forward still gave a white-clad crowd at Freedom Hall something to remember in her final home game for eighth-ranked Louisville.

McCoughtry struggled early in the game to find her aim, making only 2 of her first 12 shots against the Panthers. But the Cardinals all-time leading scorer and rebounder eventually found the mark, finishing with 22 points and four assists.


Candyce Bingham led Louisville with
26 points in the win over the Panthers.

Senior forward Candyce Bingham led Louisville with a career-high 26 points. Sophomore Keisha Hines pitched in 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Cardinals.

"They have done an unbelievable amount for this program," Louisville coach Jeff Walz said of McCoughtry and Bingham.

Louisville used a 15-0 run in the second half to break open a three point game. The Cardinals held the high scoring Panthers scoreless for more than eight minutes in the second half.

The win secured the No. 2 seed for Louisville in the Big East Tournament, meaning the Cardinals wouldn't face top-ranked UConn until the championship game. The Big East Tournament will be played March 6-10 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Louisville will close out regular season action Monday at Marquette.


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