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Louisville WBB: NCAA Tourney & Ticket Info

 

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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.

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Hines-Allen, Moore, Durr Earn Coaches’ ACC Honors

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball’s Myisha Hines-Allen, Mariya Moore, and Asia Durr collected more postseason accolades from the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday, league officials announced.

Sophomores Hines-Allen and Moore, who were named to the Blue Ribbon Panel all-ACC first team, earned conference first-team honors as selected by the 15 head coaches. Durr was named to the coaches’ all-freshman team, an honor she also was chosen for by the league’s media and sports information directors.

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No. 7 Louisville Exits Stage Left As No 17 Syracuse Keeps On Dancing

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The zone Syracuse played made it tough for Louisville to penetrate. Asia Durr was able to hit four treys though as she scored a career high 23. ACC player of the year Myisha Hines-Allen showed up again with 27 points, 13 rebounds. The Orange however, got key play from Cornelia Fondren and Alexis Peterson once again brought her A game. Syracuse advances to first conference championship for the first time since 1988

Greensboro, NC — The No. 7 Louisville Cardinals battled the No. 17 Syracuse Orange, but the Cardinals came up short in an 80-75 decision.

“We did not come out and play like I thought we would,” Louisville head coach Jeff Walz told the media, “We did not follow a scouting report and, unfortunately, we’re not good enough to just come out and play without following a scout.”

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No. 7 Louisville Returns to the Stage to Battle No. 17 Syracuse


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The Louisville Cardinals squashed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Friday evening to advance to the ACC Women’s Tournament semifinals. The Cardinals will face the third-seeded Syracuse Orange in a battle for the ACC Women’s Championship.
Greensboro, NC — The No. 7 Louisville Cardinals keep on dancing as they face No. 17 Syracuse in the ACC Women’s Tournament semifinals.

The No. 17 Syracuse Orange finished the regular season strong winning the final nine contests of the season. The Orange racked up wins against then No. 16/17 Miami at Miami and then No. 10/9 Florida State at the Carrier Dome.

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Hines-Allen Pulls No. 7 Cardinals Into ACC Semifinals

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Greensboro, NC — Myisha Hines-Allen wore her dancing shoes and lead the Cardinals to a 60-50 victory over Georgia Tech.

“We knew it was going to be a battle,” Louisville Coach Jeff Walz told the media, “They play hard, they play physical, and they’re a very good basketball team. We’d like to congratulate them. It was a battle for sure. There’s no question about it. And we knew it was going to be.”

The Cardinals won the tip, and Mariya Moore drove to the bucket for two. An early foul by Imani Tilford sent Arica Carter to the line to hit one of two and put the Cardinals up early, 3-0.

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No. 10 Louisville Battles the Pittsburgh Panthers In The Last Game of the Regular Season


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Louisville, KY — The Louisville Cardinals soar to a galaxy far far away as Jedi Master Jeff Walz prepares his tenth-ranked Jedi Cardinals for the Pittsburgh Panthers of the Dark Side.
The Louisville Cardinals are celebrating the last regular season game by honoring Star Wars. So come out to the KFC Yum! Center at 12:30PM dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and join in the fun as Louisville caps off a spectacular season.

Louisville is currently on a five game win streak and has won 20 of their last 21 contests. The Cardinals have earned the No. 2 seed in next week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Last Time Out 

Louisville proved their dominance with a 71-59 road win against the No. 17 Miami Hurricanes. The Cardinals finished the regular season with an 8-0 record on the road in ACC play.

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It’s a Power Struggle as No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 13 Louisville Battle for the ACC

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Card Nation: Get out to the KFC Yum! Center TODAY, Sunday, February 7th at 2PM to cheer on your 13th ranked Louisville Women’s basketball team.

Tickets are $3 with your Kroger card or with a ticket stub from the men’s Boston College game.

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Walz, Durr, and Moore Wake Forest postgame

Jeff Walz, Asia Durr, and Mariya Moore spoke after the win over Wake Forest on Sunday. It was the 14th win in a row for the Cards as they are now 17-5 and 9-0 in ACC play. Mariya Moore scored a game-high 26 points.

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Highlights: Louisville women defeat Wake Forest 78-54

Mariya Moore highlights, pretty much.

Is 12 in a row in the Cards for No. 17 Louisville??

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No. 17 Louisville is on a hot streak, winning 11-consecutive games and improving to 6-0 in the ACC. The Cardinals head to the Northeast to take on a familiar foe; the Syracuse Orange on Monday night.

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Walz, Durr, and Walton after the win over Duke

The University of Louisville women’s basketball team defeated 18/16 ranked Duke on Sunday afternoon 65-48 for their 9th win in a row. They are now 4-0 in the ACC. After the game, Jeff Walz, Asia Durr, and Cortnee Walton spoke to the media about the game.

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Jeff Walz comments after season opening loss to California

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

The 8th ranked UofL women’s basketball team opened their season on Sunday with a 75-71 loss to California in front of an announced crowd of 16,254. Here is what Jeff Walz had to say after the game.

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55 (Season 2 Episode 23)

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This week on 55…..

We close in on the season finale of 55. We talk about Elite 8’s, departures and Villains. The men’s Tennis team jumps into the top 25. JamFest and McDonald’s All-American games are this week. What will I do this summer? Find out today! Steve needed a hug on the Podcast today and me and Justin tried our best to console him. Rebuild or Reload? Hmm. All of this and more……….

Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..

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Asia Durr Scores 52 Points in High School State Tournament

Photo: ESPN.com

Photo: ESPN.com

This happened on Wednesday night and I am just now seeing it. Some things manage to slip through! But future Louisville Cardinal Asia Durr put up 52 points last night for her high school team in the state tournament! Here is more from AJC.com in Atlanta.

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Jeff Walz Putting Together a Loaded 2015 Class

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

It is easy to just get wrapped up in the recruiting for men’s basketball and football. And in both of those sports, the Cards are doing very well. However, it is about time to start taking a look at what Jeff Walz is doing for the future of the women’s basketball team. He is putting together a class that will likely be in the top 3, and could possibly be #1 when it’s all said and done. That is pretty good for a team that was playing their home games in Cardinal Arena not too long ago.

ProspectsNation.com is a great resource for women’s basketball recruiting. According to their rankings, the Cards have one 5-star player and four 4-star players in the 2015 class. Asia Durr is obviously the gem of the group, but right now the LOWEST ranked commit is 36th in the country! Pretty impressive.

Class Year Overall Rank Position Rank Nat’l Rating Pos Name Statesort icon HT/PPG School
2015 1 1
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Asia Durr Georgia 5’10″/ L’ville
2015 12 5
G
Taja Cole Virginia 5’8″/ L’ville
2015 23 6
G
Brianna Jones New York 5’9″/ L’ville
2015 26 5
F
Samantha Fuehring New Jersey 6’2″/ L’ville
2015 36 8
P
Erin DeGrate Texas 6’5″/ L’ville

ESPN.com also puts together rankings for women’s basketball recruiting. When you look at that, you see that four out of the five commits are 5-stars! Here is how their list looks…

Asia Durr – #2 overall; 5-star player

Taja Cole – #29 overall; 5-star player

Erin DeGrate – #41 overall; 5-star player

Brianna Jones – #43 overall; 5-star player

Samantha Fuehring – #65 overall; 4-star player

All of this is coming on the heels of the 8th ranked class in 2014 according to ESPN. It’s only a matter of time. That National Championship is coming…

The Stemmys (My Midweek Awards)

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In this week’s edition of The Stemmys we touch on recruiting, Louisville Football and fantasy football!

The “Who’d you say can’t recruit?!” Award: Bobby Petrino

All we have heard is how Bobby isn’t getting it done on the recruiting trail. Well he shut that door this week with an emphatic SLAM!! Just this week alone Petrino landed former 4 star All-American WR Paul Harris and went into Bama country to steal 4 star LB Amonte Caban. The Cards now have the #27 class according to Rivals.com. Still say Bobby can’t recruit……….I’ll wait.

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The Next Level Moment Award: Jeff Walz landing Asia Durr

This week Louisville Womens Basketball Coach Jeff Walz took the next step to winning a National Title when he landed the Nations #1 player Asia Durr. Walz has had some very talented teams while at Louisville but always seemed to be missing that one piece. Now Walz has that piece and the #1 recruiting class in the Nation. Ah I can see the Banner now.

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Incredible workout video with new Louisville commit Asia Durr!

If you haven’t heard, the nations #1 player Asia Durr is unreal!

Asia Durr, top women’s player, chooses Louisville

Photo: ESPN.com

Photo: ESPN.com

Jeff Walz just picked up what some people are saying is his biggest recruit ever! Asia Durr, ranked the #1 player in the country by many scouting services, has committed to Louisville over women’s basketball powerhouses Notre Dame, Baylor, Duke, and Maryland.

Durr is a 5’10 point guard from Douglasville, Georgia. ESPN ranks her as the top point guard in the country and the #2 player overall, and a 5-star player obviously.

As good as she is on the court, it appears Walz is getting one heck of a person off the court too. This from ESPN.com:

In addition, Durr, who carries a 3.2 GPA and is interested in studying sports management, is active in her community.

She has volunteered on behalf of the Shoes For Haiti campaign and has written letters to U.S. troops as part of the Works of Mercy service program. She has helped the homeless, working with the Destiny World Church ministry, and the hungry as part of the Meals on Wheels Association of America.

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Watch #1 WBB Player Asia Durr’s Announcement Here!

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Watch #1 player in the country Asia Durr announce her college choice at 3 p.m. here:

http://shar.es/1182I2

My feeling is a great one on this….Go Cards!

 

*Thanks to Jenny O’Bryan for the heads up

Huge recruiting weekend for Jeff Walz including the Nations #1 player (Video)

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According to SwishAppeal.com the #1 player in the nation Asia Durr is one of five visitors on Louisville’s campus this weekend.

From SwishAppeal.com:

Per multiple reports, the nation’s number one prospect, Asia Durr, is visiting Louisville this weekend. Other players that are on official visits with the Cardinals are 6-foot-5 post Erin DeGrate, top-euro guard Angela Salvadores. Current commits Taja Cole and Brianna Jones are in town this weekend as well.

Durr (#1 player) narrowed her list to Louisville, Duke, Baylor, Notre Dame, and Maryland while DeGrate (top 50 player) is looking at Baylor, Kansas, Louisville, Texas Tech, Washington, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

Asia Durr Mixtape