Boyd, No. 20 NC State women shut down Louisville 63-51

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jada Boyd scored 15 points and No. 20 North Carolina State topped Louisville 63-51. The Wolfpack scored the last five points of the third quarter to take a 48-47 lead as Louisville missed its last three shots. Louisville went 2 of 4 from the foul line in the fourth quarter before making its first basket — after 13 misses — with 1:35 to play. That cut NC State’s lead to 58-51 but the Wolfpack quickly responded with a Saniya Rivers-to-Boyd layup and the Cardinals missed their last two shots and finished 25 points below their season average. Chrislyn Carr scored 16 points for Louisville. Hailey Van Lith, who had scored at least 18 points in every league game, was 4-of-20 shooting for 11 points, a reflection of the Cardinals’ 18.8% (6 of 32) in the second half.

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