Carr Leads Orange at No. 3 Louisville

Orange Nation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SU ATHLETICS) — Senior guard Christianna Carr matched her season high with 19 points to lead Syracuse in an 84-71 loss at No. 3 Louisville on Thursday. The game was tied at 62-62 with seven minutes remaining, but the Cardinals used a 15-4 run to pull away and thwart the Orange’s upset bid.

Louisville led by as many as 10 in the second quarter but Syracuse (8-8, 1-5) fought back and Alaina Rice’s layup with less than a minute on the clock cut the deficit to five, 40-35, at intermission. The Orange continued their strong play after the break as they went 8-for-12 from the field, including 4-for-6 from 3-point range, in the third quarter. Teisha Hyman gave Syracuse a 56-55 lead with a layup at the 1:44 mark, giving the Orange their first advantage since they led 3-2. Louisville recorded the final four points of the half to take a 59-56 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Cardinals led by four, 62-58, but a pair of free throws by Hyman and a basket by Chrislyn Carr evened the score at 62-62 with seven minutes remaining. The scored stayed that way until the 5:46 mark when a 3-pointer by Kianna Smith gave Louisville the lead for good. The Cardinals outscored the Orange 15-4 over the next 4:28 to pull away. Christianna Carr’s 3-pointer with 45 seconds left cut the deficitt to eight, but that was as close as the Orange could get.

Christianna Carr led a group of four Syracuse players to score in double digits. Chrislyn Carr finished with 17 points, while Hyman had 16. Alaysia Styles added 10 points to go along with a team-high eight rebounds. Smith and Hailey Van Lith led Louisville with 20 points each.

Syracuse continues its road trip on Sunday, Jan. 16 at Virginia at 1 p.m. Fans can watch the broadcast on ACCNX or listen to the live call on ESPN 97.7 in Syracuse.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Live Doppler 9 Map Center

CNY View

CNY View

CNY View

Oswego Area

Oswego Area

Syracuse Area

Syracuse Area