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Villanova 47

(17-14, 6-10 Big East)

(20) Louisville 63

(22-8, 10-6 Big East)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:00 PM ET, March 3, 2012

    1 2 T
    VILL 29 1847
    #20LOU 29 3463

    Top Performers

    Villanova: L. Sweeney 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Louisville: S. Schimmel 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Shoni Schimmel lifts No. 17 Louisville over Villanova

    Associated Press

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Shoni Schimmel scored 15 of her 20 points in the first half and Louisville (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) beat Villanova 63-47 on Saturday night in the second round of the Big East tournament.

    Asia Taylor added 13 points for the Cardinals (22-8), who will face St. John's (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

    Leading 38-33 early in the second half, Louisville went on a 22-8 run over the next 13 minutes to take control. Taylor got the burst started with back-to-back layups. Then Shawnta' Dyer took over scoring seven of her nine points during the spurt. Bria Smith capped the run with a 3-pointer that made it 60-41 with 3:53 left.

    A back and forth first half saw Villanova take a 29-26. After the Wildcats committed a foul with 2.9 seconds left, Schimmel hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 29.

    Laura Sweeney had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Villanova.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VILL
    LOU
    Points 47 63
    FG Made-Attempted 19-52 (.365) 22-52 (.423)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-2 (1.000) 12-17 (.706)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 6 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 20

    Game Leaders

     
    VILL
    LOU
    PointsL. Sweeney 13S. Schimmel 20
    ReboundsL. Sweeney 10S. Schimmel 8
    AssistsL. Sweeney 2S. Schimmel 3
    StealsL. Sweeney 2B. Smith 3
    BlocksL. Sweeney 1S. Schimmel 2

    2011-12 Season

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