Coming off a season opening 87-68 thumping of Cincinnati, Louisville welcomes the IUPUI Jaguars. Hailey Van Lith led the Cards with 28 points. The Jaguars are coming off a loss to the UIC Flames on Monday night. The Jaguars were a 13 seed in last year’s tournament, and fell to Oklahoma 78-72 in the 1st round. The Cards and Jaguars have only faced off 6 times, with Louisville winning all six.
Hailey Van Lith
A pair of free throws by Morgan Jones got the scoring started for the Cards. Jones scored the first 4 points for Louisville, as the Cards jumped out to an early 10-0 lead. The Jaguars answered with a mini-run of their own to cut the lead to 4. Louisville didn’t panic, turned up the pressure on defense, and kept the ball moving on offense to push the lead back to double digits. The Cards led by 11 (25-14) going into the second quarter.
UofL played great defense for most of the quarter, but a sloppy offense by the Cards combined with IUPUI hitting 3s, prevented the Cards from extending their lead beyond 17 points. The sloppy offense continued for UofL all quarter, although they scored 24 points. The Cards turnovers gave the Jaguars hope. Louisville led 49-36 heading into intermission.
Field Goal %: 19-34 (55.9%)
3PT Field Goal %: 2-6 (33.3%)
Free Throws: 9-11 (81.8%)
Total Rebounds: 23 (5 offensive)
Leading Scorer: Olivia Cochran (11)
Louisville came out of the locker room on fire defensively. The Jaguars did miss a few good looks, but that had a lot to do with the Cards relentless pressure. The Jaguars scored 8 points on 3-18 shooting, including 1-7 from beyond the arc. Cards led 69-44 heading into the fourth.
Coach Walz gave his younger players a lot of playing time, and gained a ton of teachable moments for his team. With the reserves in, the Cards were outscored by 3 in the quarter. Cards beat IUPUI 84-62.
Field Goal %: 33-69 (47.8)
3PT Field Goal %: 4-16 (25)
Free Throws: 14-20 (70)
Total Rebounds: 49 (11 offensive)
Bench Points: 31
Leading Scorer: Chrislyn Carr (15)
Post Game Notes:
UofL improves to 2-0 on the young season. The Cards were led in scoring by Chrislyn Carr with 15. Van Lith led the Cards in rebounding with 10. Nyla Harris came in and provided a huge boost off the bench for the Cards. Harris finished with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal. Hailey Van Lith finished with her 1st double-double of the season, with 12 points, 10 boards and 4 assists. Louisville’s bench played a huge role today as they scored 31 points. Morgan Jones had a solid game, as she finished with 9 points and 7 boards. UofL needs to continue to work on taking care of the basketball on offense and stopping the 3-ball as they head to Nashville to take on Belmont.
The Cards will take on Belmont in the Curb Event Center, Sunday, November 13th at 5pm.
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