The University of Louisville Women’s Basketball team is making their 19th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, eighth under head coach Jeff Walz.
Louisville, KY — The Louisville Cardinals’ 25-7 record earned the ladies a three seed on Selection Monday, landing in the Dallas region.
The Cardinals lace up their dancing shoes on Friday as they tip-off against the 14th-seeded Central Arkansas at 2:30 PM.
While the Cardinals didn’t end up in the Lexington bracket, Louisville earned a high enough seed to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament.
ACC Player of the Year, Myisha Hines-Allen, is pacing the Cardinals into the postseason posting 17.5 points per game and 8.4 rebounds, while connecting on an impressive 54% from the floor. The All-American candidate has racked up 11 double-doubles this season and scored 20 points on 11 occasions. Mariya Moore falls at second in scoring adding 14 points per game and boasting a team-high 142 assists on the season.
The Cardinals have grabbed the W in 24 of the last 27 games and finished the regular season at eighth in both major polls.
Central Arkansas (28-3) enters the big dance under nine-consecutive victories, including grabbing the Southland Conference Tournament. The Sugar Bears were 16-2 in league play and finished second in the regular-season standings. Maggie Proffitt is leading the Sugar Bears putting up 14.3 points per game, while Brianna Mullins is adding 10.5 points per game.
First and second round tickets are available here.