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Final

(12) Louisville 55

(22-6, 10-4 Big East)

Villanova 49

(18-8, 7-6 Big East)

2:00 PM ET, February 24, 2013

The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania

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#12LOU 28 2755
VILL 24 2549

Top Performers

Louisville: B. Smith 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 6 Stl

Villanova: L. Sweeney 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Bria Smith, Sara Hammond help No. 12 Louisville hold off Villanova

Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Bria Smith scored 16 points and Sara Hammond finished a rebound shy of a third straight double-double as No. 12 Louisville held off Villanova 55-49 Sunday.

Hammond had 10 points and nine rebounds, as did teammate Antonita Slaughter. Smith added seven boards, six steals and four assists for the Cardinals (22-6, 10-4 Big East), who bounced back from a 73-62 loss against South Florida.

Laura Sweeney paced the Wildcats (18-8, 7-6) with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Villanova shot 37.3 percent (19 of 51) from the floor and hit 5 of 15 from 3-point range.

Louisville hit 11-of-17 foul shots to the Wildcats' 6-of-12 showing, and outrebounded Villanova 42-31.

Villanova led 42-40 before Slaughter hit a go-ahead 3 with 6:15 left, sparking a 7-1 Cardinals' run. After a Sweeney layup, Louisville's Sheronne Vails hit a jumper and Slaughter two free throws to lead 51-45.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LOU
VILL
Points 55 49
FG Made-Attempted 21-56 (.375) 19-51 (.373)
3P Made-Attempted 2-9 (.222) 5-15 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 6-12 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 3

Game Leaders

 
LOU
VILL
PointsB. Smith 16L. Sweeney 13
ReboundsS. Hammond 9M. Pearson 8
AssistsJ. Schimmel 5D. Kane 4
StealsB. Smith 6E. Leer 2
BlocksS. Vails 1E. Leer 4

2012-13 Season

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