No. 12 Florida State women beat No. 2 Louisville 50-49
Florida State guard A.J. Alix relied on a short memory and made a clutch long-range shot. The No. 12 Seminoles then made sure No. 2 Louisville didn’t answer with one of its own and earned a signature road victory.
We got our (butt) kicked, Louisville coach Jeff Walz said. There’s no other word for it. We got our (butt) kicked on the glass. You’ve got to give them credit.
Shakayla Thomas had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Imani Wright scored 10 points for Florida State. The Seminoles have won four in a row and eight of nine.
Florida State: The Seminoles couldn’t have started worse, missing 14 of their first 17 shots and 22 of 32 in the first half. Yet they trailed just 32-26 at the break and got within 32-29 early in the third quarter as shots began falling. They created chances through an effective zone that slowed the Cardinals and made Durr work hard for shots.
Louisville: Walz has said all along that his team wouldn’t go undefeated, and a Cardinals offense that relied on Durr’s shooting to get things going had to rely on others to fill the void as she struggled from the field. Carter’s 3 was the only big basket they got down the stretch as possessions ended either in missed shots or turnovers. The Cardinals turned it over 16 times.
Of her final attempt, Durr said, I think it was a great shot. There wasn’t that much time left on the clock. I had a great look, it just didn’t follow through.
He called me and said, ‘Coach, this isn’t right what they’re about to do, but [they] are gonna let you go,’ Kidd told ESPN.
Kidd said he replied, I had a feeling that was gonna take place.
To which Antetokounmpo responded, ‘What can I do? I’ll call the owners, I’ll call my agent.