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Freshman walk-on and former Bullitt East star Tyler Sharpe intends to transfer. He appeared in only 7 games this season scoring only 2 points.
With a loaded class coming that features Darius Perry and Jordan Nwora and the addition of Dwayne Sutton it would seem Sharpe would find playing time to be scarce next season. We here at CSZ wish Tyler the best wherever he lands. Always a Card!!
Sophomore Brianna Jones and freshman Ciera Johnson will transfer from the University of Louisville.
Johnson was a McDonald’s All-American in 2016. She played in 37 games for the Cardinals, averaging 4-points and 2.3 rebounds.
Jones entered Louisville as a five star recruit and played in 43 games during her tenure with the Cardinals.
Both players are looking to expand their minutes. Which is certainly understandable considering Louisville is welcoming a top four recruiting class that boasts three 5-stars.
Card Nation will certainly miss these two outstanding young women and we wish them both the very best at the new schools.
Yesterday, CSZ reported that junior Mariya Moore would transfer to a school on the west coast so she could play closer to her home.
While the Cardinals have lost three players this week, Louisville is bringing in the fourth ranked class. The 2017 class boasts three 5-star rated players, two of which were McDonald’s All-Americans.
Steven Enoch has confirmed reports that he will transfer to Louisville to continue his playing career. At 6’11 Enoch will be counted on to help at the 4 or 5 spot for the Cards. He will be forced to sit under NCAA rules next season but will then have two years of eligibility remaining.
A former 4 star prospect out of high school, Enoch averaged 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds with the Huskies last season. He typically saw 12 minutes of play per game. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone welcome Steven to the Ville!!!!
Junior Guard Mariya Moore is transferring from the University of Louisville, per several sources.
The news comes one day after Louisville and head coach Jeff Walz nabbed Five star point guard, Mykasa Robinson. Needless to say, it’s been a roller coaster for fans of the Louisville women.
Moore, a Hercules, California native, wants to be closer to home. While the specifics of where she is transferring are unknown, Coach Walz told the Courier-Journal, Moore wanted to go back to the west coast so her family could watch her play her final season.
Moore has been granted a full release from UofL.
Mariya Moore came into Louisville as a highly touted recruit. Moore was tabbed as a McDonald’s All American and was ranked 42nd in the 2014 class.
Last season, Moore started 36 games for the Cardinals. The junior averaged 12-points, while leading the time in assists with 175 on the season. Moore was the third leading scorer for Louisville and a crucial part of Big Three.
Mariya Moore will certainly be missed as she has had a profound impact on the Louisville Cardinals. But, CSZ and all of Card Nation wish her the best as she finds a new home closer to her family.
Thanks for the memories, Mariya!!
The most exciting part of this news is that the city is on display nationally. Congrats to the city of Louisville.
Louisville, KY – The stage is set for two of the top women’s basketball programs in the nation as the 4 – seed Louisville Cardinals take on the 5 – seed Tennessee Volunteers.
This matchup has the potential to be one of the greatest games of the NCAA Tournament. On one hand, you have the legendary Tennessee Volunteers, who have been inconsistent at times this season, but have turned the corner in the nick of time. On the other, you have Louisville, a relatively new powerhouse looking for its first National Championship in women’s hoops. The Cardinals have been to the championship game twice in the past 10 years, but have yet to win the coveted title.
Louisville received a 2 seed in the Midwest and will play on Friday in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Arena. Game time is still to be determined. Assuming Louisville beats JVST in the first round, they will play on Sunday against either Michigan or Oklahoma State. Again, game time is to be determined. Check back with Cardinal Sports Zone and we will put out the times once they are announced.
After opening up a 12-point lead with 13 minutes left to play, the Cards failed to put Duke away and watched as the Blue Devils cut short Louisville’s first ACC tournament appearance since 2015 by a final score of 81-77.
Once again, free throw shooting proved to be this team’s Achilles heel. Louisville shot 15-26 from the line and to add to that the Cards shot an abysmal 4-21 from 3-point range. Even with those horrific shooting numbers, Louisville still led the majority of the game, only to crumble down the stretch, both offensively and defensively.
After Louisville lost to Wake Forest last Wednesday, the concern over ACC tournament seeding was very real. Thanks to a bounce-back/revenge victory over Notre Dame on Senior Day, the Cardinals secured a double bye in the ACC. Duke lost to UNC, a game that had the Blue Devils won, would’ve improved Louisville to the 3-seed. Obviously, that’s not how it played out and that’s how we got here, Duke beat Clemson yesterday in a tough fought game and now two of the teams no one wants to see this time of year get to play each other today in Brooklyn at 2pm on ESPN for a Semifinal spot.
On this episode we break down the ACC tournament and our rematch against Duke. We talk to The Crunchzone’s TBG as well as Courier Journal’s Jeff Greer live from Brooklyn. The crew gives thier ACC tourney predictions and we debate who’s jersey deserves to be retired. Joined by Stu from Cardinal Phone Repair. Tune in!
Here are this weeks NCAA Men’s Top 25 rankings:
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Mar. 05, 2017 Men’s Basketball
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference five-man first team in a vote by league coaches and media.
The Greenwich, Conn. product was also selected to the ACC All-Defensive team after leading the conference in steals (66, 2.13 per game, 18th in the nation). He is within eight steals of the UofL top ten for a season.
After suffering their first loss to an unranked opponent, No. 8 Louisville will look to cool down the red-hot Fighting Irish today at home in the Yum! Center. No. 19 Notre Dame has won 6 straight heading into today’s contest and won the first meeting between these two teams in South Bend earlier in the season. Louisville is coming off a tough road loss to Wake Forest and needs a victory today to secure a double-bye in the ACC tournament. The game tips off at 2pm and can be seen on CBS.
Check out the post game press conference from Coach Jeff Walz, Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen: Game 8 Press Conference
Conway, S.C. — The 5th seeded Louisville Cardinals narrowly defeated the 4th seeded NC State Wolfpack, 59-58. The Cardinals will advance to the semifinals to face the winner of Notre Dame and Virginia.
The first quarter was a battle from beyond the arc. Both teams combined for 7 made triples. For the Cardinals, Asia Durr knocked down three to account of 9-of Louisville’s- 18 first quarter points. While Miah Spencer fired off two and Ashley Wilson and Dominique Williams connected on one a piece.
NC State dominated the first period. The Wolfpack did not commit a single turnover, but forced 4 Louisville turnovers. NC State was able to capitalize on Louisville’s mistakes grabbing 4-points off the 4 turnovers. The Wolfpack also controlled the glass, holding an 8-6 advantage over the Cardinals.
NC State was able to sprint out to an 8-0 run as Spencer connected on two from the charity stripe, followed by a triple and Dominique Williams added a triple of her own. The Wolfpack took a 19-10 lead.
But, Louisville’s silence was broken as Durr fired off her third three-pointer of the period.
Despite shooting 54% (7-of-13) from the field and (3-of-6) 50% from beyond the arc, the Cardinals trailed by as much as 10 points.
At the end of the first period, Louisville trailed 28-18.
The Wolfpack’s momentum continued in the second quarter as Wilson and Spencer picked up 4 quick points. NC State But, the momentum shifted as NC State senior Jennifer Mathurin went down with what appeared to be an injury to her leg or ankle. Mathurin was immediately taken back to the locker room to be evaluated.
Without Mathurin, the Wolfpack struggled offensively. The Cardinals were able to take advantage of NC State’s offensive woes. Louisville’s defense locked in holding the Wolfpack scoreless for nearly 4:00. The Cardinals racked up 6 unanswered points to cut the lead, 32-24.
Spencer broke NC State’s scoring drought, but Louisville’s defense, again, locked down. The Cardinals closed out the first half behind a 14-2 run.
Louisville outscored NC State, 14-6, in the second period. However, NC State held a slight advantage, 34-32.
Louisville shot 48% in the first half and 40% from beyond the arc. The Cardinals were led by Durr,who racked up 21 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including four three-pointers.
However, the Cardinals struggled to hold on to the ball. Louisville committed 11 turnovers in the first half, allowing the Wolfpack to pick up 8-points off turnovers.
The Cardinals struck first in the third quarter as Myisha Hines-Allen drove to the bucket for two. But, a foul sent Wilson to the line to convert a three-point play.
NC State was able to fight back to regain a 3-point lead. The momentum shifted back into the Cardinals favor as Spencer picked up her third foul with 5:46 remaining in the third period. Without Mathurin and Spencer in foul trouble, the Wolfpack struggled.
Louisville, however, picked up 9 unanswered points to take a 47-43 lead. The Cardinals hit 4-of its previous-4, while holding NC State scoreless for more than 5:00.
The Wolfpack picked up three quick points at the end of the third period. At the end of three, the Cardinals held a slight advantage, 47-46.
A foul sent Nelson to the line early in the fourth to hit two from the charity stripe. But, Hines-Allen grabbed four points as the Cardinals extended their lead to 3-points.
Both teams went an extended period without scoring. But, a triple from Wilson pushed NC State ahead, 58-57, with 56 seconds remaining.
However, a foul committed by DD Rogers put Hines-Allen on the line to shoot two with 19 seconds remaining. Hines-Allen banked both free-throws giving Louisville a one point advantage, 59-58.
The Wolfpack got the ball in Spencer’s hands. Spencer hit the last second shot in the regular season game to give NC State the win. However, this time, it was not in the cards for Spencer.
Louisville narrowly defeated NC State, 59-58, to advance to the ACC Semifinals.
The Cardinals connected on 20 field goals for 43% shooting, including 4 three-pointers. Louisville struggled to hold on to the ball, turning the ball over 17 times. However, Louisville controlled the glass, out rebounding NC State, 36-25.
The Cardinals had two players notch double-figures: Asia Durr paced Louisville racking up 28 points on 8-of-19 shooting. Durr knocked down all four of Louisville’s triples. Myisha Hines-Allen earned a double-double putting up 16-points and pulling down 10 boards.
The Cardinals will tip off against the 1st seeded Notre Dame on Saturday at noon.
Conway, S.C. — Three Louisville Cardinals have been named to the All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team.
Myisha Hines-Allen, Briahanna Jackson and Cortnee Walton were named to the prestigious team.
According to the press release from the ACC, in order to qualify for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have achieved a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester, as well as a 3.0 cumulative grade point average throughout one’s academic career.
To view the entire All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team, check out the press release: All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team Announced