LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville finished the game by scoring eight unanswered points en route to a 53-50 win over Villanova in a Big East Conference contest at Freedom Hall last night.

Kyle Dougherty led a Wildcats (11-8 overall, 0-6 Big East) with 12 points.

Maria Getty (eight rebounds) and Laura Sweeney added 10 apiece for 'Nova, which led 29-24 at the half.

Sweeney, who came off the bench, scored a layup with 1:42 to go in the game that gave Villanova a 50-45 lead.

The Wildcats wouldn't score again.

Monique Reid led Louisville (11-9, 3-4) with 20 points.

Becky Burke and Keisha Hines (14 rebounds) added 11 each.

The Wildcats will look to rebound on Saturday when they host Seton Hall at the Pavilion at 2 p.m.