CARDS LOOK TO ADVANCE TO SWEET SIXTEEN WITH TUSSLE IN TAMPA TONIGHT
If there's one thing that can be predicted about Louisville's NCAA Women's Tournament basketball game tonight in the Sun Dome against USF...it is that the two squad know a lot about each other. They met 30 times...Louisville with a 26-4 edge
The squads met twice last year...Louisville winning by 20 in the KFC YUM! Center and again in the AAC Tournament in Uncasville, CT. by four.
Louisville knows all about guard Courtney Williams. She leads USF with 20.1 ppg a game, in steals (56) and assists. She was All AAC first team and will be tough to stop. Same goes for paint powerhouse Alisia Jenkins, who averages a double-double with 13.0 ppg and 11.5 grabs.
The Cards may have the advantage in youth. Head coach Jose Fernandez has seen his fill of Sara, Jude, Bria, Shawnta', Sherrone, Megan, and "E" over the last several years. What may catch him unaware is the freshman powerhouse duo of Mariya Moore and Myisha Hines-Allen.
At this stage, though...you go out and play your game and hope that it's better than the opponents. The Cards had little trouble in ousting BYU. USF had a slightly tougher time caging the LSU Tigers...winning 73-64. Any guesses who led USF in that one?
It'll tip at 9 p.m. EDT. Expect Bulls fans to show up with a strong contingent in the SunDome. Hope that they leave disappointed that their season is over. And pray that youth is served tonight as the Cards look to punch their dance card to Albany.
A trip to play
Enjoy the spring, MM.
CARDS DEFEAT UNC TO STAY ATOP ACC
Louisville Softball improved to 8-1 in the ACC with a 6-4 win over UNC yesterday at Ulmer Stadium. The Cards...trailing 3-2... turned the game around in the fourth inning with five hits producing four runs. Big for UofL in the inning was a two-RBI single by Kelsi Jones and the same for Maryssa Becker.
Becker came on in relief of Shelby McCombs and pitched five innings to get the win...keeping the Cards on top of the ACC standings.