This week on 55…..
We talk about everything in the world of Cardinal Athletics. We talk the latest episodes of the Cardinal Sports Zone podcasts which you can find at CardinalSportsZone.com/podcast (Cheap Pop). We go over the silent (K) assassin and new commits, uniforms,rescheduled soccer and the Big Snack! Just a few more episodes of 55 left for the regular season. What’s next in the ever-changing world of 55? Clues later.
Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..
-Changed my Twitter name to Jeremygok Mathiang in honor of the hero the big silent K….more on this later
– New top 25 polls came out today. The men moved up two spots to #14, The Women rose two spots to #8
–3-1 in the new season btw….
Coach Pitino will coach the Puerto Rico National Team…more deets here.
-It was announced the UofL Men’s Soccer friendly vs our new Pro team, the Louisville City FC was rescheduled:
-Women’s Soccer played some spring ball vs Northwestern and beat them 2-0, their next game is vs Ohio State in Columbus.
-Don’t forget to go to http://cardinalsportszone.com/podcast/ to listen to all archived episodes of the CardinalSportsZone Podcast!
-Montrezl Harrell was named as one of the 5 finalists for the Karl Malone award for the nation’s top Power Forward by the NaismithMemorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
-Montrezl and Terry were both named 2nd team All ACC yesterday. You could make cases they deserved 1st team but when you look at the 1st team selections, they were really good as well.
Time to catch you up on this week in Cardinal Athletics….
Men’s Basketball: (24-7) #14
Last Week: #12 ND 71-59 L, #2 UVa…well…..
— #Ble55ed™ (@Jeremy_CSZ) March 8, 2015
-via the Twitter account of @ThemsJustJokes…
“@ThemsJustJokes_: Mango gonna be in the locker room talking to the team like….. pic.twitter.com/WpN5InHbDM”😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 gotta Chill!!!
— Larry O'Bannon Jr. (@LarryOBannon) March 8, 2015
All of the L’s and O’s and L’s……………
I also think we won because of this….
-Behind the improbable made foul line jumper of MANGO (pronounced) Mathiang, the Cards pull off the win 59-57. Trezl had 20 points and 12 boards. Senior Wayne Blackshear had 9 key points and a steal. Rozier had 11 points, 7 rebounds 4 assists and 3 steals. Q had 11 points and 2 steals. ANDDDD MANGOO shot 100% from the field and ended with 2 points and 2 boards.
Next up for the Cards? ACC Tourney as the #4 seed
-We had tons of postgame stuff here:
Women’s Basketball: (25-6) #8
Last week: #15 UNC 77-75 W (OT), #8 FSU 66-51 L
I was in the waiting room of a hospital Friday night in an experience that was quite awful. But this team would not be denied of this win and that made me happy. Even after seeing Tar Heels Freshman Jamie Cherry nail a 40 footer to send the game to OT. Sara Hammond matched a season high 20 points and also added 4 boards. Myisha Hines-Allen added 17 points in a winning effort.
Then came Saturdays game. After 10 minutes of play it felt about the same as these twos first meeting when FSU jumped out to a 20 point lead quick. It was 33-9 with just five and some change remaining in the first half. The Cards would make it a 39-26 deficit at halftime and pull as close as 45-43. It stayed close until the last 5 minutes of the game when the free throws start adding up alongside desperation threes. Mariya Moore had 17 and nobody else cracked double digits despite the huge rally. The Cards await Selection Sunday.
Baseball: (10-5) #15 USA Today
Last week: EKU 7-6 W,#11 Miami 9-6 W, 9-5 L, 5-4 W
Cards win first ever ACC game and Series. Of course it’s vs Miami. Snapped Miami’s ACC series winning streak at 9. In game 3, pitcher Brendon McKay bloops a walk off single in the 9th to get the win for the Cards!
This week: Host Ole Miss Tuesday & Wednesday then host BC for a 3 game series starting Friday
Come out and enjoy your #11 ranked Cards play Baseball and free admission and parking at the Jim!
Northwestern 11-0 L Ball St 8-0 W
All other games were cancelled due to weather
This week Illinois St (2X) today, Miami OH Wednesday and 3 game series starting Saturday vs Virginia
Swimming & Diving: Men #10, Women #20
Five members of the No. 20-ranked University of Louisville women’s swimming and diving team were selected to compete at the NCAA Championships, held March 19-21 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Cardinals also qualified all five relays, meaning sophomores Maggie Patterson and Abigail Houck along with freshman sprinter Rachel Grooms and senior backstroker Erica Belcher will attend as part of those relay teams only.
Katie Mitchell matched her career-best three-round score and helped the University of Louisville women’s golf team capture a fourth-place finish at the Hurricane Invitational on Wednesday in Miami, Fla.
The Men’s team traveled to Jacksonville, Florida for their first competition since November to take part in the John Hayt Invitational. They finished in 10th place. They next head to Tallahassee on March 13th
Women’s Tennis: (10-8)
Last week: at GTECH 5-2 L, at Clemson 7-0 L
Up next: Hosting Wake Friday and UNC on Sunday
Men’s Tennis: (13-3)
Last week: FSU 4-3 L, #23 ND 5-2
10 game match streak snapped by FSU
This week: Fri @NCST Sunday @Wake
Women’s Lacrosse: (5-0) #12
The Cards moved up to #12 and then laid the smacketh down on 2 more teams. The Cards defeat Duquense 17-0 in the schools first shutout in team history and then properly dispatch Wiliam & Mary 18-5 behind Kelli Gerding’s 4 goals. The Cards will travel to #3 Boston College and host #5 Duke this week. Also will host #2 UNC and #6 Syracuse in the coming months. Good Luck!
Track & Field:
The NCAA Indoor Championships begins on March 13. The two-day event is held Fayetteville, Ark.
The Row Cards travel to Oak Ridge, TN for the Oak Ridge Invitational on Saturday. It’s the Cards first event since November!
This has been your one stop shop to catch up on the Cardinal Athletic program, this has been your week in Cardinal Athletics.
-Women’s Basketball members Sara Hammond and Mariya Moore earned all ACC 2nd team accolades. Moore and freshman teammate Myisha Hines-Allen received All ACC Freshman team accolades.
–Birdgang released a new shirt this past week, check it out!
-Our own Justin Renck tells us how he really feels about Wayne in a piece entitled Thank You Wayne Blackshear
-Dexter Heyman and a group of ex Louisvillians are about to put on some football camps in May. Find out more here.
-Some suspected new uniforms were spotted this past weekend at the rescheduled Junior day we held from when we got snowed in the first time. What do you think about them?
-Commits: Got a total of 3 recruits this week with 2 of them coming at Junior Day. David Reese (#3) above, the hometown kid Rodjay Burns, and this man affectionately nicknamed: Big Snack (TJ London)
-The University of Louisville club Ice Hockey team won the TSCHL Tournament Championship and their coach won Coach of the Year! Congrats on a great season! You can follow them on Twitter at @UofLIceHockey
-This brings me to a sad time of the year. The season finale of 55. I do not know when it will occur. I always run it a week after the basketball season ends so we have a max of 4 episodes to go, a minimum of 2. I do enjoy doing 55 every week for you guys because it allows me to be more personable and it gives you guys all the info I would want to know if you only have one chance to keep up on everything.
-Ok, still cryptic. I like it…..
-If you guys are in the market for any UofL Blu-Rays go to my guy @LordKayoss on Twitter and he will get you what you need. I got my Blu-Rays today and they are magnificent. Thank You sir!
-As always, don’t forget to follow the great people of CSZ on Twitter. @justinrenck, @Stiz_CSZ, @Darylfoust4 & myself @Jeremy_CSZ. Until next time CardNation…This was 55….
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*some info taken from press releases, most from CSZ and my brain
**none taken from other people’s thoughts, NONE