Jazmine Jones leading the cheers from the bench. along with Mykasa Robinson (Mike DeZarn photos).

Boston College with everything to play for, riding a five-game winning streak, vying for a top four finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Knowing the University of Louisville women were again without starters Dana Evans and Elizabeth Balogun. 

Big, strong, sharp shooting BC ready to catch UofL on an off night, maybe looking ahead to the ACC tournament. That was the upset scenario anyway.

UofL, however, not liking that script, not going along for the ride, not taking anything for granted. 

The Cardinals would race to 46-24 halftime lead, never looking back en route to 68-48 win before a crowd of 8,514 at the KFC Yum! Center. Standing alone atop the ACC standings with a conference record of 15-2 this time around. The Cardinals shared the title with Notre Dame the past two seasons.

  • Kylee Shook continuing the rapid improvement evidenced in her last few games. Still another double-double, with a game-leading 18 points and 10 rebounds. Also credit her with an assist to go with two blocks and two steals.
  • Jazmine Jones, bringing extra levels of enthusiasm in this one, her sole focus on winning a conference championship, scoring 17 points, with three assists and three blocks.
  • Yacine Diop, making things happen when things had to happen, scoring 17 points, grabbing four rebounds and two assists. Reaching her considerable potential at just the right time.
  • Last but certainly not least. Mykasa Robinson standing in for Dana Evans at point guard, keeping that well-oiled offense running smoothly. Adding seven points while making five assists, three steals and a block

The win improving UofL’s overall record to 26-3. The final home game is Sunday at Noon, designated as Senior Day to honor the seniors, having contributed to 123 wins over the past four seasons.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.