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Myisha Hines-Allen Drafted To The Mystics

Myisha Hines-Allen is headed to the Washington Mystics!!

With the 19th pick, the Mystics selected Hines-Allen. While the Mystics are set in the post, Hines-Allen will add great value and undoubtedly will earn her time in the spotlight.

Congrats, Myisha!! We are so proud of you!!

Coach Jeff Walz To Lead 2018 USA Basketball Women’s U18 Team

Louisville head coach Jeff Walz has been tabbed as the head coach for the 2018 USA Basketball Women’s U18 team.

Delaware’s Natasha Adair and UCLA’s Cori Close will serve as his assistant coaches.

The trio will lead the team at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. The top four finishing teams earn a qualifying berth into next summer’s 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup.

The dates have yet to be announced for this summer’s contest.

“I am extremely excited to get the opportunity to work with USA Basketball again,” said Walz. “I had an amazing experience last summer in Japan as the head coach of the U23 team, and I have spent time with USA Basketball the past three summers. Working with USA Basketball is something that I have always dreamed of doing, and I look forward to leading the U18 team this summer. USA Basketball possesses impeccable standards and a winning tradition, and it is an honor to once again be entrusted with such an important role.”

 

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Myisha Hines-Allen Hosts WNBA Draft Party

What better way to send off senior Myisha Hines-Allen than celebrating with her on one of the most important days of her life??

Hines-Allen is hosting a WNBA Draft Party on Thursday, April 12th from 7PM – 10PM.

Space is limited so RSVP ASAP.

To reserve your spot, click here.

Location:

  • Berrytown Recreation Center
  • 1300 Heafer Road, Louisville, KY 40223

Tickets:

  • $5 for children & students
  • $10 for adults

Proceeds:

  • Proceeds will go to the Metro Parks Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR). This non-profit organization offers a wide range of recreational activities for individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, along with their friends and families.

Mayor Fischer Declares Friday Wear Red Day

To honor the Louisville Women’s Basketball team, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has declared Friday, March 30th, ‘Wear Red Day 2018.”

All Louisville residents are encouraged to wear red in support of the Louisville Cardinals as it battles for a spot in the National Championship.

Final Four Send Off: Paint Floyd Street Red Tuesday @ 4PM

Gather your favorite red clothing, your red wig, your face paint, your accessories, your beads, your poms and line Floyd Street to send the Cardinals to Columbus for the Final Four.

Louisville will depart from the Yum! Center Practice Facility ( 2432  S. Floyd Street ON CAMPUS).

Fans are encouraged to arrive around 4. PM. The team will depart at 4:30 PM.

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Louisville’s Quickness Stuns Oregon State, Cardinals Head To Final Four

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Lexington, KY — The top-seeded Louisville Cardinals dominated the Lexington Regional to earn a spot in the Women’s Final Four.

Junior guard, Asia Durr, was named the Lexington Regions Most Outstanding Player, while Sam Fuehring, Arica Carter and Myisha Hines-Allen were named to the All-Region team.

Despite his team’s amazing season, Louisville head coach Jeff Walz says he more proud of his team’s accomplishments off the court.

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Raw Video: Louisville Cuts Down The Nets In Lexington

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The Louisville Cardinals are headed to the Final Four!!

After a complete domination of sixth-seeded Oregon State, the Cardinals will head to Columbus, Ohio to face the winner of the Mississippi State/UCLA game.

Coach Walz Sounds Off On Women’s Basketball Critics

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UConn is “bad for women’s basketball.” Geno Auriemma is a “bully.” It reads like an angry second grader wrote it. But, here we are… Again.

A number of articles have been published recently claiming Connecticut is the problem with women’s basketball. One article went so far to say that the Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma is a “bully” because of the beatdown UConn handed to St. Francis (PA).

But, that could not be further from the truth.

UConn is a dynasty. It’s the perfect example of what can happen when an administration invests in its women’s basketball program.

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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 Powers Past Stanford To Advance To Elite Eight

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Lexington, KY — The top-seeded Louisville Cardinals are moving on to the Elite Eight after defeating the Stanford Cardinal, 86 – 59.

The fourth-seeded Stanford Cardinal, led by legendary head coach Tara VanDerveer, came into its 11th consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearance motivated. It was also Stanford’s third straight appearance in the Lexington Regional. The last two years, the Cardinal knocked off the top-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish to advance to the Final Four. However, this year, the Cardinals of Louisville were too much to handle.

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Asia Durr Featured On The Players’ Tribune

On the morning of Louisville’s Sweet Sixteen matchup, The Players’ Tribune released a post that junior guard, Asia Durr penned.

The Douglasville, Georgia native talked about the fun she’s had with her family – like when she dunked on her older brother when she was in eighth grade. But, she also talked about serious family issues – like her brother TJ’s tumor.

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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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Louisville Earns One Seed In Lexington Regional

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For the first time in program history, the Louisville Cardinals earned a one seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The Cardinals will take on the Lexington Region, which includes the two-seed Baylor, three-seed Tennessee, fifth-seeded Missouri and familiar foe 11-seeded Western Kentucky University.

Louisville, being a top-four seed, gained home court advantage and will host the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

Put your PTO or half day requests in now. The Cardinals will tip off tournament play on Friday at Noon against Boise State.

This marks the Cardinals 21st tournament appearance and its eighth consecutive appearance. Louisville, under Coach Jeff Walz, boasts a 23 – 9 tournament record with seven Sweet Sixteens, and two Final Fours in the last nine tournament appearances.

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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 Tops Notre Dame For ACC Championship

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Greensboro, N.C. — The top seeded Louisville Cardinals are the 2018 ACC Conference Champions.

The Cardinals have not won a conference tournament championship since 1993 when Louisville won the Metro Conference Tournament Championship.

In a game that had 14 lead changes and eight ties, the Cardinals outlasted the four time ACC Conference Champions Notre Dame.

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Louisville handed Notre Dame its worst loss of the season, in a 100 – 67 decision.

The Fighting Irish looked to avenge the blowout, this time with the ACC Conference Tournament Championship on the line.

And they nearly succeeded.

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Louisville Advances To ACC Championship Behind 64 – 59 Victory

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Greensboro, N.C. — For the first time since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, the top seeded Louisville Cardinals will play for the ACC Championship. Louisville bounced back from another sluggish start to overcome the North Carolina State Wolfpack in a 64 – 59 decision

But, the Cardinals have not had an easy road. Both Virginia Tech and North Carolina State have given Louisville a run for its money.

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Louisville Survives And Advances Behind Hines-Allen’s 21 Points

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Greensboro, N.C. — The top seeded Louisville Cardinals held off Virginia Tech behind a stellar performance from its forwards.

Louisville’s leading scorer, Asia Durr, started out 0-of-8 from the field and picked up two fouls before knocking down her first bucket, a three-pointer, midway through the second frame.

With Durr rendered ineffective, Louisville struggled to keep up with Virginia Tech’s lights out shooting. Knocking down three triples in the first five minutes and seven in the first half alone, the Cardinals had its hands full.

“A lot of people stepped up in game when Asia was struggling from the field,” Hines-Allen said. “That’s what makes us such a great team because anyone can step up. It’s anyone’s game when we’re playing how we normally play.”

 

Most effective for the Hokies was freshman Aisha Sheppard who fired off four of Virginia Tech’s seven three-pointers.

Louisville looked to junior forward Sam Fuehring to keep the Cardinals in the game. Fuehring racked up nine points, on 4 – of – 6 shooting, and five rebounds. Her dominance on the defensive glass kept Virginia Tech from getting easy second chance points.

Despite picking up two fouls early in the first period and spending time on the bench, Louisville senior and former ACC Player of the Year, Myisha Hines-Allen started to heat up before the half. Hines-Allen only played 10 minutes in the first half, but she was able to contribute five points and two boards.

Nearly everything that could go wrong for Louisville in the first, did go wrong. The Cardinals could not find its groove. Players were in foul trouble. Durr only hit two field goals. Virginia Tech could not miss from beyond the arc. At the half, Louisville trailed 39 – 33.

“We knew they were going to give us their best shot,” Myisha Hines-Allen told the media.  “They are going to play hard for 40 minutes and we weren’t too caught up in the score. We knew what we had to do to adjust so we can win the game.”

And adjust it did. Louisville came out of the half re-energized and focused. Hines-Allen picked up nine easy points in the first five minutes, taking Louisville on a 7 – 0 run by herself. Hines-Allen, unfortunately, picked up her fourth foul with 4:54 remaining in the third quarter, but it did not phase the Cardinals.

Louisville extended the run, outscoring Virginia Tech 14 – 2 to take a 49 – 43 lead. The Cardinals collected 23 points in the third frame, 13 of which came from Louisville forwards, Fuehring and Hines-Allen.

But, the Hokies refused to quit. Taylor Emery, who was unconscious throughout the entire game, and Rachel Camp grabbed four quick points to bring Virginia Tech within two.

When the momentum started to shift, Fuehring provided a spark for the Cardinals, hitting a crucial jump-shot to lead Louisville on a 7- 0 run. Heading into the final period, Louisville held a 56 – 52 advantage.

Virginia Tech was able to pull within one, 60 – 59, before Fuehring and Hines-Allen led Louisville to another 7 – 0 run. Hines-Allen grabbed five quick points firing off a three-pointer and grabbing a layup.

Louisville coach Jeff Walz joked in the post game press conference that the team said a prayer when Hines-Allen fired off the triple.

Hines-Allen responded, “it was answered.”

With 3:40 remaining and the momentum in Louisville’s favor, the game seemed over.

However, in March, nothing is as it seems. Emery, refused to go down without a fight. The junior guard connected on two triples and a layup to, again, bring Virginia Tech within striking distance. But, it was too late.

Despite outscoring Louisville, 11 – 6 in the final three minutes, the Cardinals held on to grab a 73 – 70 victory.

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Carter, Fuehring and Jones Named To All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team

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Arica Carter, San Fuehring and Jazmine Jones have been named to the All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team.

To qualify, the student-athlete much have earned a 3.0 GPA for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative GPA during ones academic career.

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