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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Louisville women's basketball looks to continue win streak against Cavs -- Sunday Cardinal Couple



CARDS HAVE WON EIGHT STRAIGHT AND ARE 4-0 IN ACC




The University of Louisville women's basketball team faces Virginia today in the KFC YUM! Center at 3 p.m. Louisville will be looking to go 5-0 in ACC play and 17-1 overall. The women's sports programs at UofL will also be looking to get their first win of the season over Virginia. Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball have all fallen to the Cavaliers in this first season of ACC play for the Cards.


Virginia (13-4, 3-1) has won four out of their last five. Most recently, they handled Boston College 68-56 on Thursday in Charlottesville. The Wahoo hit 13 three pointers against BC and went 11-13 from the charity stripe. 

Faith Randolph had 23 in the win and she's leading the Cavaliers with 17.8 ppg and steals (27). The 5'10" junior guard gets backcourt assistance from Mikayla Venson (11.8 ppg) and Brevana Mason (9.2). Big on the boards for Joanne Boyle's team are Sarah Imovbioh (14.6/11.2)...a season double-double performer and Lauren Moses who averages 6.2 grabs a game and has 23 blocked shots this season.


Losses to Toledo, Illinois and Davidson early in the season raises eyebrows...their sole conference loss to Syracuse perfectly understandable, the 'Cuse is as good as advertised.

The Wahoo was picked to finish 10th in ACC in preseason polling. Louisville and UVA have faced each other one time...Louisville losing in Charlottesville 74-60 back in 1985.



The Cards will need to curtail the activities of Randolph and Venson when they have the ball...they are well capable of driving the lane and scoring inside. Louisville will also need to be aware of the board-busting ball play of Imovbioh and Moses and block out while denying second chance opportunities. 

This one will be on Fox Sports South if you can't attend. Drew Deener faces up at center court and Christy Winters Scott will provide color. Matt and AJ handle the radio duties in case the two minute delay gets to be too much....radio feed being first in game action...

An early arrival for CARDINAL COUPLE at the KFC YUM! Center today...the Atlanta Dream is making a special announcement at 2:15 p.m. Watch our twitter feed on the right hand side of the site for updates. 

DID YOU KNOW?

-- Bria Smith was verballed to Virginia until the coaching change that brought Boyle to Charlottesville. 

-- The Cards have a player from Virginia...freshman reserve Arianna Freeman.

-- Virginia's Faith Randolph is third in the ACC with a .895 free throw % 

-- Virginia reserve Sara Beth Barnette was the 2010 Kentucky Miss Basketball and started her career at UK? 

-- Sarah Imovbioh had 24 rebounds for the Cavs against Ohio State back on 11/14/14..the highest ACC rebounding total this season.

We'll have a full recap of the action in the Monday edition of CARDINAL COUPLE.

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1 comment:

  1. All in all Bria Smith has been a big help to the program

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