LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Four players scored in double figures as 14th-ranked Louisville defeated the Clemson women’s basketball team by a score of 75-33 on Thursday night at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. The Tigers fell to 4-16 (0-7 ACC) with the loss, while the Cardinals remained undefeated in the conference, at 8-0, and improved to 16-5 overall with the win.
“Louisville is loaded,” said Head Coach Audra Smith. “They have so many kids that can score. For us, we were without MaKayla Johnson, who hurt her ankle in shoot-around, but our kids played hard. We are so young and we are growing and learning. The bottom line is, we were getting shots but we just were not knocking them down.”
Freshman Gadson Lefft led the Tigers in scoring, posting a career-high 11 points and shooting 5-for-7 from the floor. The rookie also grabbed seven rebounds in the contest. Morgan Roos collected nine rebounds to lead the team, which was a career best for the freshman. Nelly Perry and Aliyah Collier, who were averaging 16.7 and 10.5 points per game in ACC play, scored six apiece in the contest.
Briahanna Jackson’s 13 points led four Cardinals in double figures, and every player on the bench scored at least two points in the game. Three-point shooting was a difference as well, as Louisville hit nine threes and shot nearly 40%, while the Tigers were 0-9 from behind the arc.
The Tigers return to action on Sunday, Jan. 31 when they host Pittsburgh. The game tips off at 2 p.m. at Jervey Gym.
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