FIVE CARDS HIT DOUBLE FIGURES IN 42-POINT ROMP
|Coach Sam W. in her ugly sweater|
Despite the huge win, Jeff Walz wasn't totally satisfied with his team's effort against the Big Green on Ugly Sweater night in front of a crowd of 7971.
|Coach Walz is 2-0 lifetime in this ugly sweater.|
(Photo by Charlie Springer - UofL Card Game)
We thought there might be a chance to see extended freshman play last evening against the (2-9) Big Green and Walz sent the group into the fray en masse with 5:20 left in the first period to replace starters Mariya Moore, Myisha Hines-Allen, Cortnee Walton, Briahanna Jackson and Arica Carter with the Cards holding a 6-2 lead but guilty of two turnovers and shooting just 3-8 from the floor.
|Coach Steph displays her ugliness in sweater choices as well|
|Ugly shoes and socks even got in on the act.|
|Dartmouth's Lakin Roland's grandmother representing|
Louisville turned up the effort after the half...going on a 15-0 run from the 8:03 mark to 4:39. Jackson canned three threes in that stretch...putting Louisville ahead 59-28. DeGrate connected on a nice feed from Moore and Hines-Allen added a free throw to set the tally at 62-36 after thirty minutes.
|Cardinal fans were wearing ugly sweaters, too|
A win that was fully expected and that gave Coach Walz the opportunity to try quite a few different combinations...giving all players at least 10 minutes (Weatherford) on the court and no player more than 24 (Moore, Walton).
|UofL Pep Band bassist rockin' the ugly sweater|
Points in the paint went to Louisville by a whopping 40-4 margin and the Cards held a 29-7 edge in points off turnovers.
WHAT WE LIKED
|This sweater may have been the ugliest of all...EEEWWWW|
-- Further on with Fuehring. A big fourth quarter the 6'2" freshman...showing some drive and determination in the paint. Free throw shooting still needs a little work but we saw her take it to the hoop big time against the tall Dartmouth interior.
|Paige Sherrard getting ugly on press row with this sweater|
THINGS THAT NEED WORK
Defense. One wouldn't think that defense would be an issue in a 42-point win, but Hines-Allen and Walz both indicated that it was the thing that needs the most improvement with the squad.
|Double the ugly in sweaters right behind me!|
|C.J.'s Jonathan Lintner keeping it ugly in sweater choices|
The sweaters may have been ugly but the win wasn't and the redemption train successfully rolls through another stop
Louisville returns to action on Friday with a trip to Cookeville, TN to face Tenn. Tech.