Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Women's Hoops at Seton Hall tonight
Walz and the Cards make the first of two trips to Jersey tonight to take on the woeful Lady Pirates. Louisville seeks to win their second game of the year on the road against Big East opponent. Pictured to the right...Jeff Walz and Monique Reid discuss the final episode of The Sopranos and whether Tony will be at the game Weds. night. (just kidding...) Seton Hall has one conference win this season. Futility meets Despair. The Cards return to Jersey to end the season against Rutgers on 3/1/10. Fagettaboutit....
It has been a "fagettaboutit" kind of season for Lady Cards basketball this year. More injuries than I can ever remember in one year. Massive blowouts administered by Kentucky, Tennessee, UConn and St. John's. A walk-on freshman point guard directing the offense. Eight available players for the final three games of the year (knock on wood). To use a old saying from deep in the hills of eastern Kentucky.."they kicked my dog, busted up my still and run off with my youngest daughter...and it ain't even noon yet."
The season has three games remaining before all Big East women's basketball teams are summoned to Hartford, Connecticut for the annual coronation of Geno and his Huskies. The Cards are 4-9 in the Big East standings...good for 12th place.
Still, there are some encouraging things surrounding this current flock of birds. Shelby Harper has done much more than anyone would have expected in her trial by fire at the point. Asia Taylor has played well in the last couple of games and the freshman seems to have a lock on the power forward spot right now...maybe by attrition but we're beginning to see her potential realized.
Monique Reid and Becky Burke continue to be the scoring leaders for the team...both are sophomores. Louisville loses no one to graduation this year except Tise Wright and with a stellar recruiting class coming in for the 2010-11 season, next year shows a ton of promise and potential. Keisha Hines is a better than average Big East center and with the latest win over Marquette...the Cards are off the 5 game losing streak.
The Cardinal fans have remained faithful during the year as well. Louisville ranks third in Big East attendance behind Connecticut and Notre Dame...averaging over 6500 fans a game.
So, will the road finally provide the Cards a break tonight against cellar dweller Seton Hall? Will the Cards inch closer to a .500 season on "Pack the House" promotion night in South Orange? Will the cast from Jersey Shore drop in for the game?
We'll recap the action tomorrow and hope that the Cards can continue the winning ways. Game time is 7 p.m. and the broadcast can be heard locally on 790 WKRD AM with Jim Kelch and Adrienne Johnson.
Written by Paul