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Louisville Reigns Queen Of The Bluegrass

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Louisville, KY — In the state of Kentucky, nothing is more important that college basketball.

When you think of Kentucky, horse racing and bourbon come to mind. However, for locals, there’s a tradition that runs deeper through the heart and soul of the Bluegrass: College Basketball.

The rivalry between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky is one of the most heated rivalries in the country. Maybe it’s the bourbon that flows through the blood of every Kentuckian that makes the rivalry so intense.

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Great Expectations: The Louisville Women Look to Fly High

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Louisville, KY – Louisville Women’s Basketball is back and the expectations are high. The Cardinals ring in the season tabbed fifth in the preseason Associate Press poll.

It’s safe to say, the Cardinals are all in this season. Coming off an unexpected end in the post-season, this team touts the talent and focus to meet their high expectations.

With the season tipping off in a week, here are a few quick observations:

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UofL Women’s Basketball Media Day

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Photo: Scout.com

Here is video from today’s Women’s Basketball Media Day. Enjoy!

Hines-Allen Tabbed Preseason ACC Player of the Year, Louisville Women’s Basketball Picked Second In Polls

Jeff Walz

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Myisha Hines-Allen warranted plenty of attention during the Cardinals’ campaign last season in becoming the second conference player of the year in women’s basketball program history.

 

Her eye-popping totals as a sophomore have led to lofty expectations from those around the Atlantic Coast Conference.

 

The University of Louisville junior on Wednesday was named the ACC’s Preseason Player of the Year by both the league’s coaches and the Blue Ribbon Panel, the conference’s media and sports information directors. She is the first student-athlete in the program’s 41-year history to earn the distinction.

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Louisville Women’s Basketball Releases 2016-17 Nonconference Schedule

img_0341The Cardinals’ non-league slate includes games against nine 20-win teams. 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the Cardinals continue to push toward their annual goal of reaching a national championship, the program is going to be tested early this year with one of the strongest nonconference slates in recent history.

 

The University of Louisville women’s basketball program on Wednesday announced its non-league schedule that is highlighted by 10 teams that reached postseason play, including nine that logged at least 20 victories last season, and matchups against a pair of NCAA Sweet 16 participants.

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Louisville Women’s Basketball Selection Show Info

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville women’s basketball team is marching toward its sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and fans are encouraged to join the Cardinals in watching the NCAA Selection Show on Monday at The Sports and Social Club.

Admission to the venue on 4th Street is free, and doors open at 6 p.m. Free parking is available at the 4th Street garage (access from 5th Street), and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and drink specials will be available for those wearing Louisville gear.

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WBB Bracketology: Charlie Creme’s Latest Projections

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Charlie Creme (the ‘Joe Lunardi’ of women’s college hoops) posted his latest Bracketology for the Women’s NCAA Tournament.

Despite falling to Syracuse in the ACC Women’s Tournament, Creme has Louisville sitting pretty.

Here’s what you need to know:

Creme is projecting Louisville as a three-seed in the Lexington region.

He also has Louisville hosting the first and second round at the KFC Yum! Center.

Of course, we won’t know the final seedings until Selection Monday on March 14th.

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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, Myisha Hines-Allen Close Out the Regular Season with a BANG!

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Louisville, KY — The Louisville Cardinals finished the regular season with a huge 65-36 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers.

The Cardinals came out strong in the first period out scoring the Pittsburgh Panthers, 27-6. Louisville won the tip and scored first as Myisha Hines-Allen drove to the bucket for two.

Hines-Allen grabbed a quick six points and Briahanna Jackson added two to put the Cardinals up, 8-0, and forcing a Pittsburgh timeout.

The Louisville defense held the Panthers scoreless until the 4:37 mark when Brenna Wise drove to the bucket for a lay-up, bringing the score to 14-2.

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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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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.

Cards going for 14th straight win on Sunday

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The No. 14 Louisville Cardinals round out their two-game homestand on Sunday, as they face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

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Myisha Hines-Allen, Louisville Route Syracuse, 71-53

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Myisha Hines-Allen was on fire for the Cardinals posting a career-high 27 points. Louisville left Syracuse buried in the snow, improving to 7-0 in the ACC.

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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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UofL women’s basketball has two McDonald’s All-Americans

Jeff Walz

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So it appears that Jeff Walz bringing in McDonald’s All-Americans is the norm. Signees Ciera Johnson and Kylee Shook were named to the 2016 game, giving the Cards a total of 9 McDonald’s All-Americans since 2011. The game will take place on March 30, 2016 at 6:30 on ESPNU. It will be in Chicago at the United Center, right before the guys game that will feature future Card V.J. King.

Here is more from UofL on Johnson and Shook making the game.

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UofL women’s basketball back in Top 25

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The women’s basketball team began the season ranked in the top 10, but got off to a slow start, dropping 4 of their first 5 games. However, the Cards are now on a 9 game winning streak, including a 4-0 start in ACC play, and have made their way back into the Top 25. Up next is a trip to Virginia on Thursday at 7:00. Virginia is 12-5 overall, 2-1 in the ACC, and 8-2 at home.

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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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