Louisville Suffers Second Loss of Season at Florida State

The Cardinals shot just 35% from the floor in the loss, and Dana Evans had just 13 points.
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(Photo of Jeff Walz & Louisville Players: Miguel A. Olivella Jr. via the Atlantic Coast Conference)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Morgan Jones scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Florida State stunned No. 3 Louisville 68-59 on Sunday.

Jones shot 7 of 13 from the floor and 12 of 15 from the free-throw line for the Seminoles (9-6, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), recording her third double-double of the season. Florida State knocked off Louisville twice in the 2019-20 season when the Cardinals were ranked in the top 5 each time.

Kourtney Weber scored 14 as the Seminoles used a 9-0 run in the fourth period to pull in front and hold on for the victory, which was critical toward improving their NCAA Tournament prospects.

Dana Evans had 13 points, 10 in the second half, but shot just 5 of 21 for Louisville (20-2, 13-2). Olivia Cochran had 12 points and nine rebounds. The Cardinals were looking to secure their fourth straight ACC regular-season title, but a poor shooting game ended that opportunity.

Valencia Myers fouled out but had nine points and seven rebounds for Florida State, which improved to 7-1 at home.

Louisville shot just 21 of 60 (35 percent) from the floor and 3 of 20 (15 percent) from 3-point range.

Florida State also had its struggles from the floor, making just 19 of 60 (31.7 percent) of its shots and 3 of 13 (23.1 percent) from 3-point range. But the Seminoles made Louisville pay by going 27 of 38 (71.1 percent) at the free-throw line.

TAKEAWAYS

Louisville couldn’t make 3-pointers and Evans couldn’t get in gear in a rare road loss.

Jones and Weber led the way as the Seminoles used the free-throw line to deliver the knockout and pick up a third victory in the last two seasons vs. the Cardinals.

UP NEXT

Louisville plays at Notre Dame on Feb. 28.

Florida State plays at Notre Dame on Thursday.

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