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Pain Free Asia Durr Showing Potential For Louisville

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As seen on SB Nation’s Swish Appeal

Louisville, KY — The Louisville Cardinals opened the 2016-2017 season with a huge win over Lindsey Wilson. While the game was only an exhibition, Louisville showed their growth as a team.
The Cardinals outscored the Blue Raiders, 97-50. Louisville dominated every facet of the game.
Despite the game being lopsided, here are a few takeaways:
Asia Durr is Playing at 100%.
In her freshman year, Asia Durr suffered from a nagging injury that plagued her throughout the season. Durr is now healed and according to Coach Walz, playing at 100%.
In her first outing, Durr put up 19 points, hitting 70% of her shots. In the first period alone, Durr went 4-of-4 from beyond the arc and grabbed one layup to tally 14 points.
Defensively, Durr grabbed three steals and five defensive boards.
“Last year I played through a lot of pain, and it feels so good to be pain-free now,” Asia said.
Coach Walz added, “I’m really excited for her. I still don’t think 10 shots is enough for her, so that’s one thing she’s going to have to figure out a way to get more shots up.”

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

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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 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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UofL’s Myisha Hines-Allen Named First Team All-American

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(Press Release)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Myisha Hines-Allen‘s single-game performances and season statistics certainly are warranting of postseason accolades.

The sophomore on Thursday afternoon was named to the five-member College Sports Madness All-America first team. The honor comes days after she was selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference all-Tournament Team and nearly a week from being voted the ACC Player of the Year.

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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, 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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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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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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Walz, Hines-Allen, and Jackson Virginia Tech postgame

The Louisville women’s basketball team defeated Virginia Tech 56-45 on Thursday night to improve to 3-0 in the ACC. They have won 8 games in a row and host Duke on Sunday at 1:00. After the win, Jeff Walz, Myisha Hines-Allen, and Briahanna Jackson spoke to the media.

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Walz and players Valparaiso postgame

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The women’s basketball team is trying to get back on track, and they did that on Saturday as they beat Valparaiso 75-42 to improve to 3-4 on the season. Next up for the Cards will be a road game at #11 Kentucky on Thursday at 7:00 on the SEC Network.

After the game on Saturday, Jeff Walz, Cortnee Walton, and Myisha Hones-Allen talked to the media about the win.

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Jeff Walz comments after season opening loss to California

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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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Mariya Moore and Myisha Hines-Allen discuss first practice

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Photo: ESPN.com

The UofL women’s basketball team held their first practice on Wednesday afternoon. Jeff Walz should have his team ready for another big season, which is becoming the norm here in Louisville for the Cards. Sophomores Mariya Moore and Myisha Hines-Allen gave their comments afterwards.

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Louisville Women’s Basketball Picked 3rd in ACC

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AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

The ACC released their preseason picks for many different categories like Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, how the teams will finish, and more. One positive about the Cards being in the ACC is not having to be in the same conference as UConn. However, Notre Dame is still a very formidable league opponent.

Coach Jeff Walz has his Louisville Cardinals right there on the doorstep of a National Championship. Recruiting has never been better for the women’s basketball team, so things are only getting better. The Cards were picked to finish 3rd in the ACC this season. Here are the rest of the preseason categories.

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McDonald’s All-American Game rosters announced

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The final selections were made for this year’s McDonald’s All-American game that will be played April 2, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The Louisville Cardinals do not have a signee that made the final cut. This comes as a surprise as Shaquan Aaron has been putting up triple-doubles like it’s his job. Quentin Snider also had a shot at making it. Hopefully this means we see these guys at the Derby Classic here in Louisville.

However, there was some good news for Jeff Walz and the women’s basketball team as they have 2 signees that made the cut. Myisha Hines-Allen from Montclair, NJ and Mariya Moore from Richmond, CA both made it.

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Coach Walz Signs Top Three Class For Lady Cards

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PRESS RELEASE:

Louisville head coach Jeff Walz announced that five highly ranked players have signed national letters-of-intent to play for the University of Louisville next season. Sydney Brackemyre, Arica Carter, Ariana Freeman, Myisha Hines-Allen, and Mariya Moore have all signed to play for the Cardinals next season.

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