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Two More Transfer from Women’s Hoops

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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.

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Mariya Moore to Transfer

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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!!

Class Of 2018 Guard Mykasa Robinson Commits to Louisville

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Class of 2018 point guard Mykasa Robinson (@mykasa_baller23) has verbally committed to the Louisville Cardinals. Robinson is the 4th ranked point guard in the class and the 13th ranked overall player by ESPN (96 grade). She is a 5 star prospect & committed to the Cards in a very cool way…

Jeff Walz Named U-23 National Team Coach

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Per Gocards.com –

Coming off his 10th season leading the University of Louisville women’s basketball team, Walz guided the program to its seventh Sweet 16 appearance. He boasts a 263-93 (.739) mark with the Cardinals over that timeframe, directing the program to a pair of national runner-up finishes.

In 2014 and 2015, Walz was selected to serve as an assistant coach with USA Basketball. He helped both teams capture gold medals, going a combined 12-0 in competition.

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Preview: CARDS Set To Face No. 17/18 NC State

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Conway, S.C. – The No. 14/13 Louisville Cardinals are set to face the No. 17/18 NC State Wolfpack in the ACC Quarterfinals.

The Cardinals and the Wolfpack met on February 2nd at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville entered the game without Myisha Hines-Allen, a huge loss for the Cardinals. The absence of Hines-Allen was evident. NC State nearly edged Louisville on the glass, 42-40. The Cardinals were led on the glass by Cortnee Walton, who pulled down 12 boards.

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AP Poll (2/20/17) Women’s Basketball

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Here’s where the Women’s team ended up this week in the new rankings:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE BALLOTS PREVIOUS
1 UConn 26-0 825 33 33 1
2 Maryland 26-1 788 0 33 2
3 Mississippi State 27-1 755 0 33 3
4 Baylor 25-2 731 0 33 4
5 Notre Dame 25-3 682 0 33 7
6 Texas 21-5 608 0 33 8
7 South Carolina 22-4 602 0 33 6
8 Florida State 24-4 583 0 33 4
8 Stanford 24-4 583 0 33 10
10 Oregon State 25-3 528 0 33 11
11 Washington 25-4 494 0 33 9
12 Ohio State 23-5 469 0 33 12
13 Duke 24-4 467 0 33 13
14 Louisville 23-6 414 0 33 14
15 UCLA 20-7 350 0 33 18
16 Oklahoma 21-6 340 0 33 19
17 Miami (FL) 19-7 274 0 33 16
18 North Carolina State 20-7 232 0 30 15
19 DePaul 22-6 208 0 31 17
20 Syracuse 18-9 162 0 30 21
21 Drake 22-4 123 0 31 25
22 Kentucky 19-8 110 0 25 NR
23 Temple 21-5 99 0 26 NR
24 Missouri 19-9 62 0 16 NR
25 Michigan 21-7 53 0 14 20

Others receiving votes: Kansas State 45, Texas A&M 45, Creighton 32, South Florida 27, Tennessee 9, Belmont 7, Green Bay 4, West Virginia 4, Arizona State 3, Colorado State 2, Tulane 2, LSU 1, Marquette 1, Wright State 1.

 

Asia Durr is Unstoppable

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*  Story from Swish Appeal. Please visit SwishAppeal.com to see more of Paige’s work. *

Louisville, KY — In the annual Play 4 Kay game, the No. 14 Louisville Cardinals, behind the Big Three, dominated the North Carolina Tar Heels, 87-57.

The 14th ranked Louisville Cardinals honored those with Breast Cancer in the annual Play 4 Kay game. In a truly remarkable gesture during the team introductions, each Louisville starter was accompanied by either a current Breast Cancer patient, a survivor or the family member of a loved one lost. The tear-jerking moment set the tone for the Cardinals. Louisville took the floor motivated to fight hard for a win.

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800: Louisville Women Hit Milestone in Victory over Clemson

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Clemson, SC — The No. 9 Louisville Cardinals handed the Clemson Tigers its 39th straight conference loss in a 60-46 decision.

The Louisville Cardinals, picking up its 800th program win, struggled to put the Clemson Tigers away.

“We’ll take the win,” Louisville head coach Jeff Walz said. “We did not come out prepared to play. I watched them in warm ups screwing around. We tried to address it, we tried to get their focus. Unfortunately, it showed.”

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Post Game Presser: @UofLWBB Vs GTech

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Mariya Moore & Asia Durr

Louisville Picks Up Win 100 At The KFC Yum! Center

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Louisville, KY — A monstrous first half gave the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals a 40 point win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 91-51.

The No. 9 Louisville Cardinals entered the evening looking for its 100th victory in the KFC Yum! Center on Denny Crum Court. Fresh off a 63-59 win against the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes, Louisville wanted to continue its streak.

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Moore Leads Louisville Past Miami

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Louisville, KY — In a race to the final buzzer, the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes gave the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals all it could handle. But, it was the Cardinals who emerged victorious, 63-59.

“They are a good team,” Louisville head coach Jeff Walz said of Miami’s ability to hang in the game. “They’re a top 15, top 12 team. That’s what going to happen.”

The No. 14 Miami Hurricanes entered the game looking for its third road win against a top-25 team. The Hurricanes are 2-1 on the road this season against ranked opponents and 2-2 versus top-15 opponents. Miami, fresh off handing Virginia Tech its first loss of the season, came into the KFC Yum! Center looking for a second consecutive top 15 win.

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Pitt Post-Game Pressers

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Moore’s Confidence Leads Louisville Past Pittsburgh

 

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Louisville, KY — The No. 8 Louisville Cardinals started out slow against the Pittsburgh Panthers. But a high-octane fourth period led the Cardinals to a 73-52 win.

The Pittsburgh Panthers entered the KFC Yum! Center looking to get their first road win of the season against the No. 8 Louisville Cardinals.

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Virginia Has NO Answer For Hines-Allen

 

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This post is from SB Nation’s Swish Appeal. Please see the original story and more of Paige’s work on SwishAppeal.com.

Charlottesville, VA — The Virginia Cavaliers had NO answer for reigning ACC Player of the Year, Myisha Hines-Allen. Hines-Allen led the Cardinals to an 86-81 victory behind a career-high 31-points and 17-rebounds.

Fresh off a loss to the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday, the Cardinals entered a hostile environment at John Paul Jones Arena, where Virginia is undefeated. Both teams entered the game looking to avoid a second straight loss.

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No. 8 Louisville overcomes No. 25 Syracuse in ACC Opener

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Post from SB Nation’s Swish Appeal. Please visit SwishAppeal.com to see more of Paige’s work as well as other women’s college hoops stories.
Louisville, KY — The No. 8 Louisville Cardinals overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat No. 25 Syracuse Orange, 91-76.
In typical ACC fashion, this matchup was nothing short of dramatic. The Cardinals, down 12 at one point in the first period, fought back to a 15-point victory. Mariya Moore notched her first career triple-double with 11 points, 11 boards, and 10-assists, while Myisha Hines-Allen picked up her 5th double-double on the season.

But, it was Asia Durr who stole the show. Durr posted a career-high 36 points, 34 of which came in the second half.

“The first half, I was ready to give the money back to our fans for our effort that we gave, which was less than desirable.” Louisville head coach Jeff Walz said in his post game interview. “We came out flat, we did not look excited.”

Louisville started out cold, shooting only 22-percent in the first period. The Cardinals struggled with the smothering Syracuse defense. Louisville committed 7-turnovers, allowing the Orange to convert the turnovers into 7-points.

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UofL Womens Basketball Vs #25 Syracuse Pressers

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Myisha Hines-Allen & Mariya Moore

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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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

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PRESS RELEASE

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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