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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Cards Move Up -- More Photos -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

 Cards Climb Rankings to #2

Coming off a pair of victories against NCAA Tournament caliber opponents, the Louisville women's basketball team found themselves sitting at #2 in the latest AP Poll. At the beginning of the weekend, the Cards faced then-#20 DePaul in Mohegan Sun Arena. Louisville gave a dominating performance that saw them set a new program record with 116 points.

On Sunday afternoon, Louisville hosted UT Martin. The Skyhawks gave the Cards fits for a while, but Jeff Walz's team prevailed with an 18-point victory.

Louisville had some help to move up to #2. NC State traveled to Columbia to face the top dog South Carolina. In a low-scoring, but otherwise exciting game, the Wolfpack shocked the Gamecocks with the upset. Arkansas played host to Baylor on Sunday and pulled off a win in a game that came down to the wire. Stanford climbed up to #1 with a 3-0 record. The Cardinal have also had two games postponed and another cancelled.

UConn, who still has not played a game due to an outbreak of COVID-19, remains at #3. NC State jumped up four spots to the #4 position. South Carolina dropped down to #5.

Arizona moved up a spot to #6. Baylor fell down to #7 following their loss. Oregon broke the Top 10 in the #8 spot even with the departure of Sabrina Ionescu last season. Kentucky, under new interim head coach Kyra Elzy, is 4-0 and moved to #9. Texas A&M rounds out the Top 10 at #10.


There is not much love for the ACC early on with Syracuse being the third and final ACC team ranked at #20. North Carolina, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Boston College, and Virginia Tech are all flirting with the rankings and received votes.

Just what does the conference look like on this Tuesday 12/8/20?  No conference games have been played yet, but here are the standings overall: 

CLEMSON                          5-0

UNC                                     5-0

VA. TECH                           5-0


LOUISVILLE                    4-0

NC STATE                          4-0

DUKE                                  3-0

MIAMI                                3-0

SYRACUSE                        3-0

FLORIDA ST                     1-0

WAKE FOREST                3-1

GA TECH                           2-1

PITTSBURGH                   2-1

NOTRE DAME                  2-2

VIRGINIA                          0-3

Louisville begins conference play on Wednesday when the Cards travel to Durham to face Duke. The Blue Devils are 3-0, although they have not left the confines of Cameron Indoor Stadium and have played lesser-talented opponents.

Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m., and will be Duke's first non-noon game of the year.

More WBB Photos

Being one of two-three photographers on the floor is quite different. Having to photograph opposing teams (as well as Louisville) as been a fun challenge to take on, even if I am still trying to find a balance of the two.

When everything is said and done each game I could have anywhere from 50-100 photos of the game. That can include lucky breaks on angles, an open window between players for the right shot, and also not having a moment of laziness as factors of why some games may have more than others.

Of course, we don't want to scare you away by posting every photo on here- that would be silly. But our library of photos grows quite a bit each game so it is fun to share the "other photos" periodically too.

There will be plenty more women's basketball coverage and topics *knocks on wood* in the upcoming weeks.

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!



  1. Hello Friends!
    Arthur Here!

    Great recognition for the Cards! I think Her Hoop Stats has UofL #1 overall. Naturally, I'm proud of my 5-0 Tigers. We've beat Furman, Presbyterian, Charlotte, Mercer and Charleston. We start the ACC against VA. Thursday.

    Your friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer, SC

  2. Maybe this year we finally make it to that AP #1 national ranking.


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