Arizona St. Rallies To Top Louisville

Sun Devils trail by 15 but rally to defeat Cardinals

March 20, 2007

LOS ANGELES-- Second-half comebacks are becoming a way of life for Arizona State.

The third-seeded Sun Devils overcame a horrendous start, and later rallied from a 14-point deficit in the final 11 minutes to beat sixth-seeded Louisville 67-58 on Monday night to reach the round of 16 for the second time in three years.

Briann January matched a career-high with 22 points and Emily Westerberg scored 12 for the Sun Devils, who won by outscoring the Cardinals 31-8 down the stretch. They missed their first 15 shots, but went 15-of-29 in the second half to win going away.

ASU came back from 15 points down to beat 14th-seeded UC Riverside 57-50 in the first round, outscoring the Highlanders 19-2 to finish the game.

The 10th-ranked Sun Devils (30-4) face the winner of Tuesday night's game between second-seeded Vanderbilt and seventh-seeded Bowling Green in Saturday's round of 16 at Greensboro, N.C.

Jazz Covington led Louisville (27-8) with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Angel McCoughtry, the Big East player of the year averaging 21.9 points and 10.6 rebounds, was held to seven points and three rebounds before fouling out with 57.9 seconds left. She spent a majority of the game on the bench in foul trouble.