clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Colorado vs. No. 8 Louisville final: Buffaloes hold on to win 70-66

Louisville closed a 13-point gap to pull within 2 with two minutes remaining, but the Buffaloes held on for the upset victory.


The University of Colorado women's basketball team upset the No. 8 Louisville Cardinals, holding off a late Louisville surge and capturing a 70-66 victory. The Buffaloes led by 13 with two minutes remaining in the second half, but the Cardinals refused to go down without a fight.

Louisville cut the lead to two with 13 seconds left in the game. Louisville then fouled Colorado's Brittany Wilson immediately on the inbounds. Wilson missed both free throws, but Jen Reese gathered the offensive rebound and scored on the putback to seal the upset victory.

Colorado was led by senior guard Chucky Jeffery, who finished with 22 points, seven rebounds and four assist. Freshman forward Arielle Roberson added 13 points, seven rebounds, three rebounds, two steals and a block. Reese finished with 11 points and five rebounds. Louisville was led by Antonita Slaughter, who finished with 19 points, five rebounds and two steals.

The win moves Colorado to 9-0 on the season.