Louisville Alters Schedule
Louisville women’s basketball has made some alterations to their schedule. The Cards will now host North Carolina on New Year’s Day.
Tip-off for the Jan. 1 game is set for noon on ACC Network Extra. The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 13, but the Cards were in COVID timeout. Louisville, in conjunction with wholesale ACC scheduling changes, chose to move this game to New Year's Day.
What happens on Jan. 13? My guess is we will see an announcement soon that the Cards will either add a home game or away game with a previously cancelled team. It would be tough to imagine -- in a year where every game is important to reach the 13-game requirement -- that Jeff Walz would willingly give up a weekend.
The Cards remain #2 in the AP Poll and will finally be able to play their first game since Dec. 9 against Duke. Louisville still sits at 5-0 and still needs another eight games to qualify for the NCAA Tournament...the way things stand currently.
I expect Paulie will be in attendance for this game. I am currently visiting Katy and her family in Fort Mill, S.C., and will not return until Friday evening. Sadly, I will miss this game but plan to watch while at the airport and I'll be back on the court for Jan. 7.
The Cards will have a quick turnaround as they head to Charlottesville to face Virginia at noon on Sunday, Jan. 3.
Officially, there are 16 games remaining on the current schedule. More likely than not, we will see about 10 of those played with the high risk of positive COVID-19 cases and contact tracing.
A day before the Jan., 1st game, which is currently the only ACC WBB contest scheduled that New Years Day, there are four ACC contests on Dec 31st, involving eight ACC schools. FSU travels to Virginia Tech, Notre Dame goes to Miami, Boston College will visit Pitt and NC State heads over to Georgia Tech
In case you've lost track of the ACC standings, NC State (3-0), Georgia Tech (2-0) and Louisville (1-0) are the only schools still undefeated in conference games. Four teams have one loss: Clemson (3-1), Florida State and Syracuse (2-1) and Virginia Tech (1-1). UNC is 2-2. At 1-2 are Miami, Pitt, Wake Forest and Notre Dame. Winless so faar in conference play are Duke (0-1), Virginia (0-2) and Boston College (0-3).
For now, we will hope for the best and continue to be grateful for every game that is played.
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!