CARDS OPEN ACC TOURNAMENT PLAY TONIGHT
Sylvia Hatchell, the longstanding UNC coach, said she'd like another shot at Louisville when she addressed the media in the postgame after the Cards defeated North Carolina 75-56 on Feb. 15th in the KFC YUM! Center.
She gets her wish.
UNC pulled away from a dogged and determined Georgia Tech team last night to advance to the 8 p.m. (or so) quarterfinal round in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, NC.
In a day of upsets...where Virginia Tech and Wake Forest advanced...sending Syracuse and Pittsburgh home...the TarHeels got a scare when Alisha Gray crumpled to the floor in the contest...clutching her ankle. She did return to play after heading to the locker room.
The Cards will look to rebound (literally) after falling to Virginia to end the regular season. The Wahoos are headed home also...falling to Miami 62-52 yesterday.
|Headed to the airport...|
Virginia is on that waiting list also.
Let's hope the Cards aren't catching an early flight back to Louisville as well.
Wake Forest vs Duke 11 a.m.
Miami vs Notre Dame 2 p.m.
Va. Tech vs Fla. State 6 p.m.
North Carolina vs Lou 8 p.m.
I had another rough day picking the winners yesterday. Syracuse and Virginia failed me. I'm going "chalk" today and picking the top four seeds to advance to the semifinals...Duke, Notre Dame, Fla. State and Louisville.
The Cards look to have the toughest test of the four games today. The crowd will be solidly behind the Tar Heels and Sylvia's squad looked impressive in finally pulling away from Ga. Tech yesterday. Stephanie Mavunga will pose problems inside for the Cards. Alisha Gray's ankle could be an issue.
Nevertheless, I think Louisville survives to fight another day. Sing it with me, one time...Sweet Caroline...ba, ba, ba...Good times never seemed so good...
Louisville Softball has been cancelled for Friday because of the massive snowstorm that hit our area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. They'll look at it later today and see if they can get in Saturday action in the planned Louisville classic.
The Cards have had there share of winter woes to start the 2014-15 season...the EKU Tournament was also cancelled because of inclement weather. Another reason why Ulmer needs to become a domed facility.