Louisville women's basketball starts its Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) portion of its schedule with Syracuse Dec. 29 at the KFC Yum! Center. 

Follow along for live updates and analysis.

Louisville starters: Dana Evans, Elizabeth Balogun, Jazmine Jones, Bionca Dunham, Kylee Shook

Syracuse starters: Kiara Lewis, Gabrielle Cooper, Emily Engstler, Digna Strautmane, Amaya Finklea-Guity

Louisville wins the tip, but Shook misses a 3-pointer at the top of the key. Syracuse rebounds. 

Strautmane makes a corner 3-pointer for the game's first points. Lewis scores on the next possession, Syracuse leads 5-0. 

8:01 first quarter, Balogun makes a pull-up jumper for Louisville's first points. The Cardinals have looked a little out of sorts offensively. 

7:15 first quarter, Strautmane makes another corner 3-pointer, Jones answers at the other end with a jumper from the free throw line. Syracuse leads Louisville 8-4. 

6:09 first quarter, Syracuse leads Louisville 10-4. The Cardinals are 2 of 10 from the field. 

5:02 first quarter, Yacine Diop is the first Cardinal off the bench.

4:58 first quarter, Syracuse leads Louisville 10-8. The Cardinals are shooting 31 percent from the field. 

Jones ties the score with a jumper, she has 10 points. 

Jones hits another jumper to give Louisville a 12-10 lead, the Cardinals are on an 8-0 run.

2:32 first quarter, Teisha Hyman scores in the paint and is fouled, making the ensuing free throw. Syracuse leads Louisville 15-13. 

54.8 seconds first quarter, Balogun makes two free throws, Louisville and Syracuse tied 17-17.

End of the first quarter: Syracuse leads Louisville 20-19. Syracuse is shooting 54 percent from the field and has made three shots from behind the arc. Jones has a team-high eight points for Louisville. 

7:21 second quarter, Jones returns the lead to Louisville with a jumper, but Maeya Djaldi-Tabdi scores on the other end for Syracuse and is fouled. Syracuse leads 23-21. 

4:11 second quarter, Jones hits a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Louisville leads 24-23. 

3:26 second quarter, Djaldi-Tabdi is fouled on an offensive rebound, will shoot two free throws after the timeout. Louisville leads Syracuse 24-23. The Cardinals are shooting 29 percent from the field. 

2:46 second quarter, Jones makes two free throws to give Louisville a 28-25 lead. The senior is carrying Louisville's offense right now, she is 7 of 9 from the field. The rest of the team is shooting 15 percent, 4 of 26. 

2:12 second quarter, Louisville leads Syracuse 30-25. 

1:44 second quarter, Jones makes a free throw, she has 18 points now. 

30.4 seconds left second quarter, Engstler hits a long 3-pointer, cutting Louisville's lead to 31-30. Jeff Walz calls a timeout. 

Halftime: Louisville leads Syracuse 31-30.

Both teams shoot 32 percent from the field in the first half. Jones has a game-high 18 points, she is 7 of 9 from the field while the rest of the Cardinals are shooting 17.2 percent from the field. 

Evans, Louisville's leading scorer this season, is 0 of 7 from the field and is scoreless. 

Jones hits a jumper on the opening possession of the second half, she has 20 points. Louisville leads 33-30. 

9:27 third quarter, Evans makes a free throw, is in the scoring column. 

8:43 third quarter, Dunham scores on an assist from Evans. Louisville leads 36-30, Syracuse calls a timeout. Cardinals have scored the first five points of the second half. 

6:31 third quarter, Jones makes two free throws, Louisville leads 40-35. 

5:57 third quarter, Shook hits a 3-pointer, Louisville leads 43-35. 

3:55 third quarter, Louisville leads Syracuse 45-37. Louisville is shooting 50 percent from the field in the second half. 

3:06 third quarter, Evans hits a corner 3-pointer on an assist from Jones, Louisville has its first double-digit lead, 48-37. 

45.7 seconds third quarter, Syracuse keeps hanging around. Cooper makes a pair of free throws. Louisville leads 48-43.

Balogun hits a pull-up jumper along the baseline, Louisville leads 50-43.

End of the third quarter: Louisville leads Syracuse 50-43. 

9:00 fourth quarter, Hyman hits a 3-pointer, Syracuse within 50-46. 

7:38 fourth quarter, Dunham makes a pair of free throws, Louisville leads Syracuse 54-48. 

5:19 fourth quarter, Hyman hits a game-tying 3-pointer. Score tied 54-54. 

4:44 fourth quarter, Louisville and Syracuse tied 54-54. 

4:10 fourth quarter, Louisville forces a shot clock violation. 

3:45 fourth quarter, Evans hits a 3-pointer late in the shot clock, Louisville leads 57-54. 

Finklea-Guity scores in the paint, Syracuse takes a 58-57 lead. 

1:19 fourth quarter, Jones is fouled on a drive. She makes two free throws, Louisville leads 59-58. 

52.9 seconds left, Dunham forces a jump ball, possession arrow to Louisville. 

31.2 seconds left, Balogun rebounds her own missed free throw for a basket. Louisville leads 61-58. 

12.0 seconds left, after Louisville's defense forces a turnover, Balogun is fouled on the ensuing inbounds play.