LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen scored a career-high 23 points, making 10 of her 11 shots, to help No. 4 Louisville rally to beat Miami 68-55 on Sunday night.
Louisville (18-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) held Miami to a single field goal in the first 10 1/2 minutes of the second half and built a 56-39 with 5:38 to play. The Cardinals trailed by 13 in the first half, falling behind early for the second straight game, but withstood a late charge to atone for Thursday’s loss at Florida State.
Bria Smith added 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Adrienne Motley led Miami (15-4, 5-1) with 18 points. The Hurricanes cut Louisville’s lead to 60-53 with 3:07 to play but the Cardinals scored eight straight to cement the win.
Hines-Allen, a freshman forward and the Cardinals second leading scorer, came off the bench for just the second time this season. Sitting proved to be motivation after scoring just four points in the FSU loss. Shawnta’ Dyer started in place of Hines-Allen and scored 10 points and had eight rebounds.
Smith joined her in not starting, a first this year for the senior guard.
After trailing Florida State 21-1 to start, Louisville again fell behind early. Miami used an 11-0 run to lead 15-4 after 5 1/2 minutes as Motley scored 11 to start the game.
The Cardinals cut the lead to 18-14 before Miami scored nine straight, capped by Michelle Woods layup that drew a foul with 6:04 left in the half. Walz drew a technical foul after the play but Miami failed to capitalize, missing all three ensuing free throws.
The sequence appeared to enliven the Cardinals, holding Florida State scoreless for nearly three minutes while scoring 11 straight to cut the lead to 29-27.
Florida State led 31-27 at halftime but watched Louisville score the first nine points of the second half in building a 47-34 lead.
Mariya Moore added 13 points for the Cardinals, hitting 6 of 7 free throws down the stretch.
Louisville: Louisville coach Jeff Walz now is now one victory short of 200. He is the winningest coach in school history and his record now stands at 199-72 (.734 winning percentage).
Miami: Adrienne Motley has scored 15 or more points in 15 of the Hurricanes’ 20 games.
Louisville: hosts No. 23 Syracuse on Thursday.
Miami: visits Pitt on Feb. 1.
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