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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cards sink Bearcats in Ralph Wright Natatorium


SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE:

Swimming/Diving sweeps UC.

Track/Field scores at UK.

Breaking Down the UConn numbers.
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Good job, guys!

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Lindsey LaPorte, pictured here, had two wins in the dual meet against Cincinnati yesterday in the Ralph Wright Natatorium. She was one of many Cards taking at least two events in the win. Louisville won every event...the men scoring 214-69 and the ladies 211-83. LaPorte was successful in the 1650 meter free style and 800 free relay.

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Pedro Oliveria and Raine Thompson had four wins on the day. Following with two were Hannah Gadd, Cameron Dehn, Fanny Lillestrom, Therese Bergstrom, Aileen Cole, Matt Schlytter, Grite Apanaviciute, Alex Burtch and Breann McDowell.

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Both Louisville teams are 3-0 in BIG EAST competition this season.

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The Lady Cards track and field team had a big day Saturday in the Kentucky Invitational at the Nutter Field House in Lexington. Charachesica Lockhart took the long jump, and Khadija Abdullah won the shot put. Rachel Gehret finished first in the high jump. Other Cardinal scoring well:

-Chinwe Okoro...4th shot put

-D'Ana McCarty...5th shot put

-Megan Schubert..2nd high jump.

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Louisville managed to force Connecticut into 18 turnovers yesterday in a 78-55 loss in the XL Center in Hartford, CT., but returned the favor with 18 of their own. Freshman guard Shoni Schimmel had seven of the miscues...no other Cardinal had more than two. The Cards won the steals category 12-9 (Tia Gibbs 4, Charmaine Tay 3) but UConn took assists 17-12 (Schimmel 6, Monique Reid 4). Louisville committed 16 fouls (Keisha Hines 5, Gibbs 4, Sherrone Vails 3) compared to the Huskies' 14.
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UConn went 30-56 (53.6%) from the field...Louisville 20-63 (31.7%). The Huskies also won the 3-point battle with 6-15 shooting (40%) while Louisville went 7-21 (33%). For the Lady Cards, Schimmel was 3-12 from behind the arc, Gibbs 3-5, Becky Burke 1-3 and Reid 0-1. Bria Hartley led all trifecta attempters..going 4-8.
Free throws went in UConn's favor also, the Huskies going 12-16 (75%) from the stripe. Louisville (8-12, 66%) was led by Asia Taylor's 3 out of 4. The Cards did go 6-7 from the line in the second half.
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Jeff Walz played 10 Cardinals in the game...Schimmel getting 38 minutes. Gibbs had 31, Reid 30, Burke 23, Keisha Hines 20 and both Sherrone Vails and Charmaine Tay logging 19 each. Taylor had 14 minutes...Antonita Slaughter and Rachel Story added 3 each. The Cards lost the rebounding battle to the Huskies 43-30...Hines grabbing five for Louisville.
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Louisville's freshmen accounted for 23 Cardinal points and 10 turnovers. Last year's participants against the Huskies were good for 23 points and Gibbs added 9.
The freshmen were 9-27 from the floor, the rest of the Cards 11-36. Louisville's two leading scorers on the season, Schimmel and Reid...went a combined 7 for 31 from the field.
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Three stats that tell the story of this game are the decided rebounding advantage for the Huskies, the pitiful shooting of Reid and Schimmel and the second half point differential. UConn outscored Louisville by 18 (47-29) in the second half...creating that advantage in the last fifteen minutes of the game. As Coach Walz always says, you gotta play 40 minutes of good basketball to win...
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A great comeback yesterday for Rick Pitino's guys in the KFC YUM Center. Down by 18 with less than six minutes to go, the Cards staged a furious rally and took the lead at 71-70 when Preston Knowles found "the King" Kyle Kuric underneath the basket for a goal with four second to go. It was one of the best games (at least the end) WE'VE seen in a long time...and congrats to the guys for never giving up.
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2 comments:

  1. Whatever happened to Reid hitting the boards for 9 rebs/g like she did LY??? Keisha is averaging about what she did on the boards LY...ditto for her concerning her fouling also. However, I'm beginning to believe that the tough big east or any top talent team is going to present a problem for our WBB team regardless of the starting line up.

    We normally start 1 Senior(C),2 Junior(F&G), 1RS Soph(G)& 1 Freshman(G) and they seem to be having problems mainly on the road. I've said earlier something along the line that this year's team could be a team to watchout for if we hold down the TO's, hit the FTs & get those Rebs, especially on the road. I really thought this team near the end of the regular season could possibly be in the top 25.

    I enjoy Tia & Becky overall, but if they're going to be the off guards in a 3 guard line up. They have got to be a SERIOUS CONSISTANT threat on the court. Since conf play began their shooting % is better than Schimmel's!
    Moreover,Vails and/or Asia has got to show up in the game consistantly with some pts,rebs & blocks themselves. In fact, I'm personally beginning to like Slaughter over Asia when it comes to playing time between the two.

    We're in the final 3rd of the season, LETS GO GIRLS!! Play ball in BOTH Halves! Catch On Fire and Get on a Winning Streak! It's not too late to break into the top 25 and get the Big East Attention!

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  2. Good comments and observations. The Cards have eleven regular season games left...six at home and five on the road. We predict wins at home against Cincy and Seton Hall. Road wins at USF, Providence, Villanova. Toss ups are at Syracuse, at Marquette and at home against Rutgers and Georgetown. We'll be underdogs when West Virginia and DePaul visit. I'll take a 21-9 record. The key, as Jeff Walz has said so many times, is our performance on the boards.

    Louisville has got "the road trip from he!!" out
    of the way. A tough home schedule that includes Rutgers, DePaul, Georgetown, WVU...the Cards have to find a way to win two of these. Two wins over Cincy and Seton Hall and you're up to 16 wins. The road will be the key. All five are winnable. The Cards are 4-6 away from the YUM so far this season.

    We think that a 10-6 Big east record should be good enough to get Louisville into the NCAA Tournament. The Cards are now 3-2. Seven out of the next eleven...tough but possible.

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