This week…..on 55…..
We talk about huge basketball wins, Women’s Basketball advancing to the AAC tourney final, Sr night and the end of 55? And much, much more. Well here we go. Once again, I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55.
1) For all that have been asking, Mom got out of the hospital this weekend, your prayers were appreciated and mine were answered. Thank you guys so much…..
2) Saturday was Sr night for the winningest Senior class in UofL Men’s Basketball history….Thanks go out to each and every one of you guys.
3) Here is a personal thanks to each of you individually
5) Tim Henderson: Wichita…the kid got a nickname! Without a doubt the 2nd biggest inspiration during the tourney run last year behind Kevin Ware. This guy was always underappreciated by the fanbase and always worked so hard.
He got in and extended our title run with 2 shots that will go down in Louisville history. Tim, as one of your biggest skeptics the first 2.5 years I wanna say thank you for all you have done. Maybe this year we can use some more Wichita magic!
7) Stephan Van Treese: SVT, SVB, VAN BEAST, Big Hustle. The man of many nicknames for many UL fans. One of the few guys that I can remember who gave his all every single play. Another key factor to our success. You need a hustle play and he will take care of it for you.
A member of one of the most troubled recruiting classes we have had along side of Swop, Marra & Buckles…Siva was fine as we know…SVT decided to come back this year and make it count and boy did we ever need him. Big Hustle, to you I salute you sir!
9) Luke Hancock: Lukeeeeeeeeeee (11 e’s because he is #11, duh) Luke is without a shadow of a doubt the most impactful transfer I can remember with Clifford Rozier being my #1 prior. The guy who single handedly turned around the NCAA title game after we got Spike’d (I still don’t believe it).
and just like that, and a Trezl dunk, in a blink of an eye Louisville came back to beat Michigan for it’s 3rd NCAA title. Thank you to the M.O.P. of the NCAA Final Four Luke Hancock. After losing his dad and playing for our country this past summer, Luke looks like he’s in Luke Tourney form from last year. Thanks again Luke….you will be remembered forever….
Jeff Walz and the Louisville Cardinals will get another shot at the top ranked and undefeated UConn Huskies on Monday night in the Championship game of the AAC Tournament. Last Monday, UConn defeated Louisville 68-48 at the KFC Yum! Center. Back in February in Storrs, UConn won 81-64. Everyone knows this will be a tall task for the Cards.
“We know in order to beat them we have to play a great game at the defensive end of the floor because they score so well. We’ll have to figure out a way to score. You’ve got to put 70 on the board yourself and I don’t think they’ve allowed 70 all year.”
In their first matchup, UConn’s Breanna Stewart had 24 points and 10 rebounds. A week ago in the last meeting she had 22 points and 14 rebounds. Even with those big numbers, she has only shot a combined 18-41 (43.9%) in those two games. It just seems like the shots that she does hit are at crucial times in the game and they feel bigger.
The Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team was picked to finish 2nd this season in the American Athletic Conference behind defending National Champion UConn. Here is the official press release from GoCards.com.
The University of Louisville women’s basketball team was picked to finish second in the 2013-14 American Athletic Conference regular-season title. The selection was made by the league’s 10 head coaches, who were not permitted to select their own teams. Shoni Schimmel, Antonita Slaughter and Sara Hammond were selected to the preseason all-conference team.
Louisville was picked to finish second in The American after the Cardinals finished last year as the national runner up. Preseason All-Conference selections Slaughter and Schimmel return to lead the team as seniors this season. Schimmel led the team last year with 14.2 ppg and 136 assists, while Slaughter was third on the team with 10.1 ppg and a .358 3-point shooting percentage. Hammond, also an All-Conference honoree, was second on the team with 10.8 ppg and averaged a team-leading 6.4 rebounds per game.
The 6th ranked UofL Women’s Basketball team (4-0) defeated UCF last night 94-73. They are playing in the Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Tonight, the Cards battle Gonzaga (5-0). The game tips off at 9:30 pm ET and can be heard on 790 WKRD AM radio. If they win, they will take on the winner of Oregon State and Winthrop in the Championship game!
The women’s basketball game against Kentucky on Sunday December 2 was originally scheduled for 2:00 pm. That game will now start at 6:00 pm and be shown on ESPNU and aired on 790 WKRD radio.
Another schedule change is the EKU game on Wednesday November 28th. It will now tip at 7:30 pm and not 7:00 pm.
The 8th ranked Cards next game will be on Thursday at 8:00 pm at Austin Peay.
Friday was a busy day for UofL teams. Here is a quick rundown of the action!
We all know it is the best time to be a Cards fan. This is a very busy weekend, highlighted by football and basketball. But here is the schedule for today. A huge pair of home UofL games with Volleyball and Women’s Basketball! Go Cards!
On Friday night, the 9th ranked UofL Women’s Basketball team will host 12/15 ranked Texas A&M (2010-11 National Champion) at 7 pm at the KFC Yum! Center! Fans can show their Kroger card and get a ticket for only $2! That is an awesome deal! Also, fans are encouraged to wear red! Let’s get this season started right, and help the Women’s Basketball team get the #1 attendance in the nation!
Game Information – Louisville vs. Texas A&M
When: Nov. 9, 7 p.m., ET
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky.
Television: WHAS (Channels 11.2, Insight 432, Comcast 207) with Drew Deener (play-by-play) and Kent Spencer (color).
Radio: WKRD 790 AM with Matt Andrews (play-by-play) and Adrienne Johnson (color) Series Record: Tied 1-1
Last Meeting: Nov. 15, 2011 – Texas A&M won 76-58 in College Station, Texas
First Meeting: Dec. 4, 1992 – Louisville won 63-59 in the Illini Classic
The Big East held their media day today for women’s basketball, and here are the coaches’ picks for the preseason awards!
2012-13 Preseason Coaches Poll
|2.||Notre Dame (3)||182|
Preseason Player of the Year
Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, Sr., G
Preseason Freshman of the Year
*Breanna Stewart, Connecticut, Fr., F
Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut, Jr., C
*Bria Hartley, Connecticut, Jr., G
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut, So., F
*Anna Martin, DePaul, Sr., G
*Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown, Sr., G
*Shoni Schimmel, Louisville, Jr., G
*Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, Sr., G
Monique Oliver, Rutgers, Sr., F/C
Nadirah McKenith, St. John’s, Sr., G
Shenneika Smith, St. John’s, Sr., G
Kayla Alexander, Syracuse, Sr., C
Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention
Monique Reid, Louisville, Sr., F
Laura Sweeney, Villanova, Sr., F
By Justin Renck:
UofL Women’s Basketball season tickets are now on sale, and there are some great deals! There are a variety of packages you can purchase, starting at $40.
The Cards will play 18 home games, including the season-opener against 2011 National Champion Texas A&M and the Battle of the Bluegrass against Kentucky. Full schedule here.
Louisville returns most players from the 2011-12 team that went 23-10 (10-6 Big East) and made it to the NCAA Second Round. Monique Reid and Tia Gibbs looks to return to form after both missing most of last season with injuries. Shoni Schimmel also returns and looks to guide the Cards deeper into the NCAA tournament.
To purchase tickets call the UofL athletic ticket office at (502) 852-5151
Click the link below to view the seating chart with season ticket prices.