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Villanova 58

(13-8, 3-5 Big East)

(16) Louisville 62

(17-4, 6-2 Big East)

    2:00 PM ET, January 28, 2012

    1 2 T
    VILL 21 3758
    #16LOU 21 4162

    Top Performers

    Villanova: L. Sweeney 18 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Louisville: S. Schimmel 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Asia Taylor helps Louisville hold off Villanova

    Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Asia Taylor scored 12 of her season-high 14 points in the second half and Louisville (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) held off Villanova 62-58 on Saturday.

    Shoni Schimmel scored 18 points and Bria Smith added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinals (17-4, 6-2 Big East).

    Louisville trailed 38-32 with 11:30 left before going on a 15-6 run to take a three-point lead. The Wildcats (13-8, 3-5) regained a 48-47 advantage on Devon Kane's two free throws with 4:18 left.

    Taylor, who was starting for the first time in five games, put Louisville ahead for good with a jumper 20 seconds later. She then was fouled on the next possession and converted both free throws.

    Louisville converted its final eight free throws to seal the victory.

    Laura Sweeney had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Wildcats.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VILL
    LOU
    Points 58 62
    FG Made-Attempted 19-58 (.328) 20-56 (.357)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-30 (.267) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-13 (.923) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 6

    Game Leaders

     
    VILL
    LOU
    PointsL. Sweeney 18S. Schimmel 18
    ReboundsL. Sweeney 11B. Smith 10
    AssistsM. Pearson 3A. Taylor 2
    StealsM. Pearson 1B. Smith 3
    BlocksL. Sweeney 1B. Smith 1

    2011-12 Season

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