Sunday, December 14, 2014
WBB resumes tonight against ODU -- Monday Cardinal Couple
CARDS LOOK TO GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS VS. ODU
With final exams out of the way, the #10 University of Louisville women's basketball team takes to Denny Crum Court for a Monday 7 p.m. game against the Old Dominion Monarchs.
ODU (5-2) enters tonight's contest on a two-game win streak. They downed Howard 75-52 at home and last time out, they knocked off VCU 66-44 back on Dec. 5th. Louisville will be the third ACC opponent head coach Karen Barefoot's team has faced this season...losing to Duke 82-66 on Nov. 20th. and beating Virginia Tech 69-62 on Nov. 25th.
Jennie Simms leads ODU in scoring (16.9) and is second in rebounds (6.9). Chelsea Painter is also a double figure scorer with 11.0 ppg and grabs 6.4 a game. Destinee Young averages 7.6 rebounds a game and has blocked 14 shots this season. Tiffany Minor is an outside threat...she nailed four of them against VCU. ODU allows a scant 55.0 points a game.
The Monarchs play in Conference USA and were selected to finish sixth in pre-season voting.
For Louisville, it'll be interesting to see how they respond after their first loss of the season and a week to think about it. Myisha Hines-Allen (15.4 ppg) is 10th. in ACC scoring and fellow freshman Mariya Moore contributes 14.0 a contest.
In the series, ODU holds a 3-1 advantage...beating the Cards 69-65 the last time they met -- in Norfolk, VA back on November 26th, 2010.
The Cards hit the road after tonight's game...heading to Grand Canyon College for a Thursday 10 p.m. EST game and then to Cal for a Sunday 5 p.m. matchup. After that, it's the 2014 finale and last non-conference game before ACC play when Louisville hosts Evansville Monday Dec. 29th. @ 7 p.m.
The latest Cardinal Couple Radio Hour is up for listening on the heavenly archived SoundCloud at Crescent Hill Radio. Hoops are the entree and we have a heaping helping of them for you to sample. Our Coach Walz post-game interview last much longer than Coach Pitino's yesterday and see if you can top Worldwide Jeff McAdams on THE WORLDWIDE QUIZ. (We may be the only sports show in Louisville that has two Jeff's providing audio in one hour)
Click the link and away you go!
TWO DIMWITS ON LOW POWER FM -- A PERFECT MATCH !!