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    The University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball teams started their seasons off on the right foot.

    The men’s team began with an 81-68 win over Minnesota in the Armed Forces Classic on Friday night Puerto Rico. Meanwhile the women’s team won its season-opener 89-69 Friday evening at IUPUI, then defeated UT-Martin 77-43 in its home opener Sunday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center.

    In the 12th-ranked Lady Cards’ victory over the host Jaguars, freshman Mariya Moore tallied a game-high 22 points in her collegiate debut while senior guard Bria Smith contributed 15 points and freshman Myisha Hines-Allen added 11.

    Then against the Skyhawks, all five starters scored in double figures to lead Louisville to victory. Hines-Allen and Smith scored 14 points apiece while Moore tallied 12. Seniors Sara Hammond and Jude Schimmel added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

    The Cards next host Belmont at 7 p.m. Thursday night.

    Here’s a look at what else happened in UofL sports over the weekend:

    • The

      14th-ranked

      men’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 double-overtime loss to Clemson in the ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. The

      19th-ranked

      Tigers scored with 3 seconds left in regulation to force OT. Then, after a scoreless 10-minute period, Clemson scored the game-winner on

      Ara

      Amirkhanian’s

      goal in the

      105th

      minute. Louisville led most of the way after Ricardo

      Velazco

      headed in Andrew Brody’s cross in the

      13th

      minute. The Cards defeated No. 1 Syracuse 2-1 in Friday’s semifinals thanks to goals from Will

      Vitalis

      and

      Velazco

      .

      UofL

      (10-7-3) will see where it lands in the NCAA Tournament field of 48 at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon when the pairings are released at ncaa.com.

    • The

      10th-ranked

      field hockey team lost to No. 8 Stanford 2-1 in overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in

      Storrs

      , Conn. The Cardinal took the early lead 3:12 into the match, but

      UofL

      junior Elisa Garcia got the equalizer late in the first half. The two teams remained deadlocked at 1-all until the fourth minute of OT when Stanford’s Alex

      McCawley

      scored the game-winner.

      UofL

      ends its season 15-6.

    • UofL cross country runners Edwin

      Kibichiy

      and Ernest

      Kibet

      earned invites to the NCAA Championships after strong performances in the NCAA Southeast Regional, where the men finished eighth and the women

      10th

      , Friday at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

      Kibichiy

      and

      Kibet

      finished second and third, respectively, in the 10,000-meter race. Emily

      Bushey

      led the women with a

      29th-place

      finish in the

      6K

      . The NCAA Championships will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 22 in Terre Haute,

      Ind

      .

    • The fifth-ranked men’s swimming and diving team topped No. 11 Auburn and No. 14 Tennessee while the

      18th-ranked

      women’s swimming and diving squad fell to No. 14 and No. 7 Auburn Friday afternoon in a meet in Knoxville,

      Tenn

      .

      Caryle

      Blondell

      and

      Grigory

      Tarasevich

      led the men’s team, which took down the Tigers 171-129 and the Volunteers 167.5-130.5, with a pair of individual victories while

      Tanja

      Kylliainen

      paced the women (UT beat

      UofL

      166-134 while Auburn clipped the Cards 185-114) with three victories.

    • The volleyball team split its final ACC road matches of the season. The Cards swept host Clemson on Friday night before being swept by

      homestanding

      Wake Forest on Saturday night.

    • The women’s rowing team posted a runner-up finish in the varsity eight race at the University of Virginia’s

      Rivanna

      Romp on Sunday in

      Earlysville

      ,

      Va

      . The Cards also won the novice eight and fourth in the varsity four events.

    Photo courtesy University of Louisville Women’s Basketball Facebook Page

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