Thursday, December 3, 2015
Louisville Women's Basketball pulls off the improbable...85-78 win over MSU
ASIA DURR'S 20 HELPS CARDS DOWN MSU
The Louisville women's basketball team survived and surprised in East Lansing, Michigan Thursday night against #19 Michigan State and looked like the preseason predicted top ten team for most of the contest in a 85-78 topsy-turvy win over Spartie.
Early on, the Cards looked unstoppable. Roaring out to an early double digit lead...Louisville was canning threes and looking like the team we expected to see this season.
Asia Durr...the subject of much speculation concerning a summer groin injury that limited her playing time this season and had her potentially on a redshirt...knocked down two first half three and Louisville led 45-32 at halftime....leading by as much as 15 in the first twenty.
It was thrilling, exciting and almost unbelievable...after watching this squad's first five games of the season.
Spartie came back. Led by Aerial Powers, they chipped away at the Cards lead and cut the lead to one in the 4th period. I looked at Sonja and told her it was a brave effort but another case of being unable to finish.
I proudly report I was wrong.
Maybe the tide has turned here. Maybe Walz has everyone on-board the train and the season starts now. All I'll say is that congratulations are in order for a big win on the road against a top 20 team and kudos on not folding when it looked like MSU was about to take over. And two incredible efforts from two girls...one with a knee injury and the other that wasn't expected to play. I'll never believe a injury report out of this program again...
Continue the improvement, Cards. You made the first "Get on the train" stop a successful one. Keep rolling down the tracks.
VOLLEYBALL STARTS NCAA TOURNAMENT
Action on campus tonight as Louisville Volleyball starts the NCAA Tournament against Belmont in Cardinal Arena.
The NCAA First and Second Round Volleyball matches hosted by the University of Louisville will all be televised on ESPN3. The University of Illinois will face Southern Illinois at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and the No. 15 seeded University of Lousiville will face Belmont University at 7 p.m. or 30 minutes after the first match has been completed.
The Louisville/Belmont match can be viewed here: http://es.pn/1TiZk2w
The Illinois/Southern Illinois match can be viewed here: http://es.pn/1jxi7ej
We'll have a recap here at the site and on our radio show Saturday.