WHICH DUKE SQUAD WILL SHOW UP TODAY IN THE KFC YUM?
The University of Louisville women's basketball team will square off against #16/18 Duke today in snowy Louisville, KY at 1 p.m. today...of that we're certain.
The question is which Duke squad will take Denny Crum Court to face the Cards? The one that demolished Wake Forest 95-68 a few nights ago or the one that got blown out of the water at Syracuse 86-50 last Sunday?
Overall, the Blue Devils are having an fairly good season at 12-4 (1-1) and their is star power laced throughout the lineup. Owensboro's Rebecca Greenwell, USA U 19 performer Azura Stevens, Spanish team U 19 star Angela Salvadores and the tri-headed paint monsters Odewah Chidom, Amber Henson and Erin Mathies are all capable of blowing up the scoreboard and stat sheet any time they take the court.
Will they against rising Louisville, though? Where do the Cards fit into the scheme of things between Syracuse and Wake Forest in opponent capabilities?
Duke's losses, at least on paper are pretty plausible. Falling to Texas A&M, South Carolina and Kentucky...coach Joanne P. McCauley probably wouldn't mind if she doesn't see any SEC schools until next season. Syracuse is as good as advertised...height, shooting and defense.
For Louisville to knock off another top-20 opponent today, we'll review the FRED primer. If the Cards can shoot over 70% from the foul line, rebound successfully against the tall Durham, NC front line, make those easy inside shots and layups and play the defense they exhibited against the "Tech's" last week...Louisville just might improve to 12-5 and 4-0 in conference. If the Cards shooting and defense is a cold as the weather outside today...it could get ugly in the KFC YUM! Center.
We'll hope to see The Big Three ( Mariya Moore, Myisha Hines-Allen and Briahanna Jackson ) hit with consistency and Cortnee Walton continue being the chair-woman of the boards. Any auxiliary additions from Arica Carter, Asia Durr and the other freshmen would be a welcome site. With Duke's size and rebounding prowess...Walz may have to dip into the reserves of Sam Fuehring and Erin DeGrate significant relief minutes.
We'll know around 3 o'clock this afternoon how well Redemption Train did on this rough stretch of track. It's a ESPN 3 game...so Don Russell and Sara White will be providing their interpretations of the action and Paulie and Sonja will probably be viewing this one in the end zone...for all of those who like to play pre-game "Where's Paulie?"
THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR
|Adoring fans line the sidewalk to Crescent Hill Radio|
studios...hoping to catch a glimpse of Worldwide or Paige
The rebroadcast should be available later today on the Crescent Hill Radio Soundcloud. Or, you could just call up Paige or Worldwide and ask them to re-create it via cell phone. Maybe you could do your own interpretation of the show and send it to us. We'd probably listen to it. Maybe you'd like us to come to your house and do it live in your living room or carport. We'd probably need cab fare...
LINK: THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR 1/9/16