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Be advised that all the USA women's U 19 and all the other U19 games will be streamed live on:
In addition USA semifinal and finals games will be shown on ESPN3
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USA BASKETBALL SCHEDULE AT FIBA U-19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Game 1 - vs. Spain (July 18 at 1:15 p.m. ET)
Game 2 - vs. China (July 19 at 1:15 p.m. ET)
Game 3 - vs. Egypt (July 21 at 1:15 p.m. ET)
Round of 16 - July 22
Quarterfinals - July 24
Semifinals - July 25
Finals - July 26
Be sure to catch all the USA U19 action in Chekhov
2012-13 vs. 2008-09. Who was better?
I offered my 'steamed' colleague WorldWide this question at the end of Saturday's radio and gave him a week to think about it. Which Jeff Walz's team was the best?
Both squads made the NCAA WBB Championship game. Both played in the Big East. Both had Monique Reid as an integral player. The 08-09 squad downed the Cats 75-59 in Freedom Hall. 12-13 lost to UK 48-47 in the KFC YUM! Center after leading by five at halftime.
The 12-13 squad was led in scoring by Shoni Schimmel (14.2) ppg. Sara Hammond finished the season with 10.8 and Nita Slaughter rounded out the double figure scorers with 10.1 a game. Monique Reid averaged 9.2 that year.
Their final record was 29-9.
This Louisville squad outscored their opponents 71.7 to 58.6. This was also the year of "The Shot"...when Shoni did the dipsy-doo against Brit Griner.
For the 08-09 team, Angel McCoughtry had 23.1 ppg. Candyce Bingham was the only other double figure scorer with 12.3 a game. Dez Byrd, Keisha Hines, Becky Burke and Monique Reid (5.9 ppg) were the other influentials.
This group knocked off #4 Oklahoma in the NCAA semifinals 63-59....a game that Courtney Paris said she'd refund her scholarship money to the school if the Sooners lost. (I still wonder if they ever got that check?)
Louisville has had several more very good teams in the Walz era. Let's not forget about the 13-14 team that went 33-5 in Shoni's final season and narrowly missed out on a chance to reach the Final Four with a loss to Maryland in the YUM!
|JULIE WAS STILL AROUND IN 08-09.|
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It'll be interesting to see which way WorldWide goes in tomorrow's radio show. If Sam the Dry Weather Intern shows up, I'll put his feet to the fire also. We've had him out on special assignment trying to steal the new Adidas/UofL Football helmets and shoes and donating them to a third world country that has a football team. Last we heard, he was on a camel in the Sahara Desert. Wearing a helmet.
|"Angel! No, Shoni !!! Angel! Schimmel!!"|
WTG KELSI !!!!
Sometimes, a picture is worth 1000 words.
Congrats, Kelsi in getting the gold!