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Louisville Women Release 2018-19 Conference Schedule

 

It’s almost hoops season!!

Today, the Louisville Cardinals released the 2018-19 ACC schedule.

Last season, the Cardinals went 15-1 in conference, claiming the regular season title, as well as the ACC Tournament title.

The ACC proved to be the premier women’s basketball conference with eight teams notching 20-wins and eight teams in the NCAA Tournament. Two of the Final Four teams were of the ACC – including Louisville – and National Champions Notre Dame.

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Photo Gallery: Jazmine Jones 17-18

Jazmine saw her role increase significantly last season, as she ended up starting all 37 games. She averaged 9 points a game on 51% shooting and a positive assist to turnover rate. Her contributions will be key in the pursuit of a national championship next season.

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Locker Room Video: Louisville Players Talk Final Four

The Louisville Cardinals are Columbus bound for the Women’s Final Four!!

Check out the player’s reactions post celebration!!

Photo Gallery: WBB vs Stanford – NCAA Third Round

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Louisville women’s basketball continued their march towards a championship with a third round victory over Stanford in Lexington on Friday night. Click Here for full recap.

Couldn’t make it to the game? We got you covered from both ends of the court. Here is another great photo gallery from Jeff Nunn & TJ Barr from Cardinal Sports Zone. Enjoy!

Louisville Advances To Sweet Sixteen Behind Hines-Allen 24

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Louisville, KY — The top-seeded Louisville Cardinals are moving on to the Sweet Sixteen after running past the Marquette Golden Eagles in a 90 – 72 decision.

In her last game at the KFC Yum! Center, Myisha Hines-Allen put on a show. The lone senior started out 10 – of – 10 from the field and ended with 24 points and 13 rebounds, earning her 16th double-double on the season.

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Photo Gallery: WBB vs Boise State – NCAA First Round

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The University of Louisville women’s basketball team had a pretty successful first round victory in the 2018 NCAA tournament. For a full recap click here.

But if you are more into pictures telling the story, you are in luck. For the first time ever at any UofL sporting event, the incomparable TJ Barr and I were both in attendance with our cameras. You will get a look at the game from both ends of the court. I present to you the WBB Mega-gallery.

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Louisville’s Bench Propels Cardinals To Second Round Play

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The top-seeded Louisville Cardinals powered through a sluggish first half to blow out the 16th seeded Boise State Broncos, 74 – 42. With Louisville’s leading scorers struggling to grab buckets today, the Cardinals looked to its bench for momentum.

Louisville head coach Jeff Walz let his feelings be known early when he pulled a few of the Cardinals’ starters and replaced them with Kylee Shook and Bianca Dunham. Coach Walz was not getting what he wanted from his starters. But, Shook and Dunham turned the game around making an immediate impact.

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Experience The ACC Championship: Photo & Video

Check out some of the photos and videos of Louisville celebrating its first ACC Tournament Championship.

Louisville’s Defense Stuns Virginia, 51 – 39

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The No. 4 Louisville Cardinals used its defense to get past the Virginia Cavaliers in a 51 – 39 decision.

Louisville and Virginia battled through much of the first quarter. With 3:14 remaining in the first frame, the Cardinals and the Cavaliers were tied at 11. But, a pair of free throw shots from Bianca Dunham pushed Louisville ahead, 13 – 11. The Cavaliers would not come closer than four points the remainder of the match.

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Louisville Turns 11 Point Deficit Into 35 Point Victory Over Boston College

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Chestnut Hill, MA The No. 4 Louisville Cardinals converted 20 Boston College turnovers into 35 points in an 87 – 52 blowout. But, the game was not all smooth sailing for the Cardinals.

The Louisville Cardinals were down 11 points at the end of the first quarter. Shooting only 33% and losing the battle on the board, Louisville could not pull within striking distance. Georgia Pineau was the x-factor for Boston College. The sophomore knocked down 11 points, seemingly scoring at will. The Cardinals also struggled to stop Milan Bolden-Morris who connected on two triples.

However, the Eagles slipped up and let both Myisha Hines-Allen and Asia Durr heat up in the second period. The Cardinals chipped away at the 11 point lead as Durr connected on a triple and Sam Fuehring scored on a jump shot. But, the Eagles fired back as Martina Mosetti scored on an easy layup with 5:40 remaining in the half. Louisville took a much needed timeout.

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Asia Durr’s 26 Points Lifts Louisville To Victory Over Wake Forest

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Photo Credit: Scott Utterback/The Courier-Journal

 

The No. 4 Louisville Cardinals converted 22 Wake Forest turnovers into 28 points in the 89 – 52 beatdown.

After a crushing 50 – 49 loss to Florida State at home last Sunday, the Louisville Cardinals were determined to move past the lackadasial offensive effort.

Louisville did not disappoint. Sophomore Jazmine Jones scored the first eight points for the Cardinals, including back-to-back layups in less than 15 seconds. Louisville put on a fantastic offensive showcase in the first period, outscoring Wake Forest, 24 – 13.

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Louisville Falls To Florida State, 50 – 49

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Photo Credit: Sam Upshaw Jr./The Courier-Journal

All good things must come to an end. For the No. 2 Louisville Cardinals, its 20 game win streak was snapped by the No. 12 Florida State Seminoles.

It was not a particularly great game played by either teams. The Seminoles only shot 28% on the evening, well below its 48% season average. While the Cardinals struggled in the second half, scoring only 17 points.

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Louisville Acheives Highest Ranking In School History

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It’s no shock, but after routing Notre Dame 100 – 67 on Thursday, the Louisville Cardinals are now ranked # 2. Louisville is 19-0 with wins against five AP Top 25 teams.

AP Women’s Basketball Poll Week 11

1 UConn 15-0 800 32 32 1
2 Louisville 19-0 766 0 32 3
3 Mississippi State 19-0 729 0 32 4
4 Baylor 15-1 698 0 32 5
5 Notre Dame 16-2 665 0 32 2
6 Tennessee 16-1 630 0 32 6
7 Oregon 17-2 615 0 32 8
8 Ohio State 16-2 563 0 32 10
9 Texas 14-2 540 0 32 7
10 South Carolina 14-3 510 0 32 9
11 Missouri 15-2 478 0 32 12
12 Florida State 16-2 445 0 32 13
13 UCLA 13-4 419 0 32 14
14 Maryland 15-3 381 0 32 11
15 Duke 14-4 326 0 31 16
16 Texas A&M 14-5 272 0 31 17
17 West Virginia 15-3 256 0 29 15
18 Oregon State 13-4 236 0 30 22
19 Michigan 15-4 183 0 28 23
20 Iowa 15-3 148 0 26 18
21 California 13-4 123 0 25 24
22 Arizona State 13-5 108 0 23 18
23 Green Bay 14-2 99 0 25 25
24 Oklahoma State 12-4 96 0 20 20
25 Rutgers 17-3 90 0 21 21

Check out where the voters put each team:AP Women’s Basketball Poll Week 11

The Barbour Shop: Time To Recognize The Best Team On Campus Right Now-UofL Women’s Basketball

After a holiday slumber, the Barbour Shop is back open. The hot topic in the shop today is UofL women’s basketball and I have to say that UofL women’s basketball is the best team at UofL right now. I repeat, UofL women’s basketball is the best team at UofL right now. That’s right, I just typed that. Not to mention that it’s hard to argue that Jeff Walz isn’t the best coach on campus right now because wait for it….he is!

The drubbing of 2nd ranked Notre Dame was the nation’s introduction to a very special team of young women. For some UofL fans, it may have been their introduction as well. It was exciting basketball. The player movement, the passing, the shooting, the incredible defense; it was a gorgeous display of the game of basketball.

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Louisville Drops 100 On No. 2 Notre Dame

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The No. 3 Louisville Cardinals ran the No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish out of the KFC Yum! Center in a 100 – 67 beat down.

“Louisville is the best team in the country,” Notre Dame head coach Muffett McGraw said.

That’s a high remark from a coach who has faced South Carolina and UConn.

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Quick Thoughts On Louisville’s 91-56 Win Over UT Martin https:

The No. 4 Louisville Cardinals flew past UT Martin, 91 – 56, behind a balanced effort both offensively and defensively.

The UT Martin Skyhawks led for 34 seconds before Louisville took over and never looked back. The Cardinals ran out to a 13-5 lead after starting off on a 13-3 run.After the first period, Louisville held a 29-9 advantage.

In a game that was never close, the Cardinals made a few statements.

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AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll: Week 3

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The Louisville women’s basketball team moves up one spot to No. 4 in the week three AP Top 25. The move comes after Louisville beat three top-25 opponents, including two top-10, in the last seven days.

AP Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Poll, Week 3

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE BALLOTS LAST WEEK
1 Connecticut 3-0 800 32 32 1
2 Texas 3-0 740 0 32 2
3 South Carolina 4-0 712 0 32 4
4 Louisville 5-0 696 0 32 5
5 UCLA 3-0 672 0 32 8
6 Notre Dame 3-0 647 0 32 6
7 Mississippi State 3-0 617 0 32 7
8 Baylor 3-1 580 0 32 3
9 Ohio State 4-1 571 0 32 9
10 Oregon 3-1 478 0 32 10
11 West Virginia 3-0 439 0 32 12
12 Tennessee 2-0 416 0 30 13
13 Florida State 4-0 375 0 32 17
14 Stanford 2-2 361 0 32 14
15 Maryland 2-2 314 0 32 15
16 Duke 2-1 310 0 31 11
17 South Florida 3-0 265 0 30 22
18 Oregon State 2-1 255 0 31 18
19 Texas A&M 2-1 183 0 31 19
20 Marquette 1-1 155 0 24 16
21 California 2-1 151 0 25 20
22 Kentucky 4-0 144 0 29 25
23 Missouri 3-1 135 0 23 23
24 Arizona State 4-0 106 0 25 NR
25 Michigan 2-1 93 0 20 24

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 64, Villanova 26, Michigan St 22, DePaul 15, Green Bay 14, New Mexico 8, Iowa 5, Oklahoma St. 4, Southern Cal 4, Alabama 4, Georgia 3, Northern Colorado 3, Purdue 3, Rutgers 3, Western Kentucky 2, Georgia Tech 2, Princeton 2, Dayton 1.

See how everyone voted here:AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll, Week 3

No. 5 Louisville Routs No. 24 Michigan Behind Second Half Defensive Effort

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The No. 5 Louisville Cardinals held the No. 24 Michigan Wolverines to only 12 second half points to secure a 74-49 victory and a trip to the WNIT Championship. Louisville has knocked down two top 25 teams in five days.

The Cardinals started out slow as Myisha Hines-Allen was the nearly the only Louisville player to find the bottom of the net in the first half.

“The first half, I apologize to the fans, that was absolutely embarrassing,” Louisville head coach Jeff Walz said. “We did not play hard, we played very immature.”

Louisville had no answer for Katelynn Flaherty. Flaherty was on fire from beyond the arc connecting on four of Michigan’s five triples in the first period and five total in the first half. Asia Durr, on the other hand, could not buy a bucket. Michigan blocked Durr out, keeping her from getting comfortable with a shot. Durr was able to pick up five points in the first 20 minutes, scoring on a jumper and getting fouled on a three-pointer. However, Hines-Allen ultimately kept the Cardinals in the game with her 14 points.

Aside from shooting 67% from beyond the arc, Michigan controlled the defensive glass. The Wolverines pulled down 13 defensive rebounds limiting the Cardinals to only six offensive boards.

Coach Walz was not pleased with Louisville’s rebounding in the first half.

“When the ball goes through the net and you get it, it doesn’t count as a rebound.” Coach Walz said in the post game interview. “We had a lot of those in the first half.”

The Cardinals were able to convert eight Wolverine turnovers into 11 points, which was essentially the best part of Louisville’s first half effort.

Louisville trailed Michigan by five at the half, 37-32.

It is unknown what Coach Jeff Walz said in the locker room during halftime, but Louisville looked like a different team in the third period.

“It was a great second half of basketball,” Coach Walz said. “We came out with passion, with some fight.”

Michigan was unable to score, starting off 0-of-5 from the field and turning the ball over five times. The drought forced Flaherty to cool off. She was visibly frustrated as she went to the line to miss two free throws. The Wolverines did not score until the 4:06 mark when Flaherty was finally able to connect on a layup. Michigan went on another scoring drought for two minutes.

The Cardinals held the Wolverines to 2 field goals, while forcing 10 turnovers. Louisville went on to rack up 19 points behind Durr and Hines-Allen’s combined 10 points.

The final period was no different. Louisville continued to offensively dominate Michigan. While defensively, the Cardinals, again, limited the Wolverines to just two made field goals.

Michigan only scored 12 points in the second half on 19% shooting from the field. The Wolverines biggest struggle was turning the ball over. Louisville converted 15 turnovers into 13 points. Michigan looked exhausted and overwhelmed in the second half.

Louisville outscored Michigan, 42-12 in the second half to secure a 74-49 victory.

Top Scorers:

The Cardinals had two players notch double-figures: Myisha Hines-Allen paced Louisville with 19 points on 50% shooting from the field. Hines-Allen also grabbed eight rebounds and two assists. Asia Durr added 13 points, five rebounds and two assists.

For the Wolverines, two players notched double-digits: Katelynn Flaherty led all scorers with 23 points, knocking down 5-of-6 three-pointers, while Hailey Brown added 10 points.

Next Up:

The No. 5 Louisville Cardinals will face the winner of No. 10 Oregon Ducks and No. 18 Texas A&M on Sunday in the preseason WNIT Championship.

 

Cards Power Past Toledo 90-55

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Louisville, KY — The No. 5 Louisville Cardinals powered past the Toledo Rockets, 90-51, to advance to the semi-final of the WNIT.

Two Cardinals earned double-doubles in the matchup. Myisha Hines-Allen and Jazmine Jones both racked up 17 points and 10 rebounds. While Asia Durr showed no signs of fatigue, knocking down a team-best three triples.

Louisville got off to a sluggish start, turning the ball over five times in the first period, three of which came from Durr. Toledo was able to convert the turnovers into five easy points.

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Asia Durr’s 47 Points Lifts #9 Louisville Over #5 Ohio State

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Asia Durr’s career high 47 points led the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals to a HUGE 95-90 victory over the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes in the Countdown to Columbus.

There were a number of WNBA scouts at today’s Countdown to Columbus matchup wanting to catch a glimpse of the high level talent on the court. The scouts did not leave disappointed.

In a fast paced matchup, the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals battled the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes in Nationwide Arena, the home of the 2018 Women’s Final Four.

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