2nd Round of Basketball
The first 2 we'll talk about is the 2nd round of the NCAA Women's Basketball tournament.
After dispatching Robert Morris with the number 2 on the coaching staff, Steph Norman, in charge, the Cards will now face Michigan at noon today at the KFC Yum! Center. Coach Walz will be back in the arena, having served his game suspension Friday by hanging out at The Sidebar across the street.
The Cards will need to see good play from Bionca Dunham and Sam Fuerhing against Michigan's big in the center, Hallie Thome. Speed and quickness will be the need of the day among the guards, as Michigan's guard didn't show much speed on the perimeter.
Assuming the Cards can get by the mascot-less Wolverines, they will head up to Albany, NY, and find either Gonzaga, or Oregon State waiting for them.
A quick update on the Cardinal Couple pickem' and since we're highlighting the number 2, today, I'll highlight the tie for 2nd place between Clemson Arthur, and my father, Charlie McAdams. Each has picked 27 correct games of the 32 so far. I find myself, somehow, in first, with 28 correct picks, so I guess blindfolding throwing at a dartboard can work? My loses were mostly the upsets I picked, I had UNC over Cal, DePaul over Missouri State, Kansas State over Michigan, and Texas over Indiana.
Mallory Comerford Wins 2
The Cards swimming and diving team came in 4th overall in the NCAA championships, the best finish ever for the school. I'll point out here that 2 times 2 is 4 (or 2 to the power of 2, if you wish), and Mallory Comerford won her 2nd NCAA championship of the year in the 100 free (46.26). This is Comerford's 4th (again with 2 times 2) championship of her career.
Softball drops 2
Softball dropped both of their 2 games against Notre Dame yesterday, both by a score of 9-1. Originally scheduled to play a 3 day, 3 game series according to current ACC scheduling, weather altered the schedule and delayed the Friday game until yesterday.
Jordyn Wolfe and Kyra Snyder were the scorers for the Cards yesterday, and the talented sophomore Danielle Watson was tagged with both losses.
Weather continues to shake things up in South Bend, with today's game set to start earlier, at 11am to avoid showers expected to move in to the area later in the afternoon.
No 2s to be found here, as Lacrosse drops a close game against Virginia Tech, 17-16. The Cards led by as much as 13-9 in this one. Tessa Chad put 6 into the back of the net, but it wasn't enough as the Hokies rallied to come back for the win.
TeeterPower has a bit of a chance to recharge with a week off, and the next game Sunday the 31st in a non-conference match against Delaware here in Louisville at noon.
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour
We had a full house in the studio yesterday with 5 of us on mics (which may be a first for the CCRH). The contingent was all of the regulars with Paulie, Case, Jared, Daryl and myself.
As typical, you can check out the replay on Facebook Live. We obviously talked about a lot of basketball, but also got in some quick updates on Softball, and Swimming and Diving.
You can find the livestream at: