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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Cards Prepare for UT Martin Round 2 -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

 Louisville Set to Host UT Martin Again

Didn't get enough of Seygan Robins in Louisville's first go around with UT Martin this year? Well, you get to see the Mercer County grad and former Cardinal again today at 2:30 p.m.

In the first game against the SkyHawks back on Dec. 6, the Cards won soundly 85-67. Dana Evans scored 26 points in the game to lead the charge. The game started close before Louisville used an 18-3 run in the final few minutes before halftime to hold a lead they would not relinquish.

UT Martin now holds a 2-2 record on the year but has yet to play at home. They are currently 1-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference. 

Senior Chelsey Perry has been a leader for the SkyHawks this year. She is averaging 27.0 points and 8.0 rebounds. The 27.0 points per game ranks third nationally. The Middleton, TN. native has shot an impressive 53% from the floor. She posted a 26 point, four rebound mark in the first game against Louisville.

Robins scored six points while adding four assists and a rebounds against her former team in December. She is averaging 8.0 ppg and 4.5 assists per game right now, but has had some trouble with turnovers. The Coach Walz influence has left a mark as she is a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line.

Louisville holds a perfect 10-0 mark all-time against UT Martin, with all games coming under Jeff Walz's tenure. The Cards are averaging a 25.6 point margin of victory in those 10 games, but only won by 18 in December and had to go to overtime to steal a win on the road last season.



The Cards remained #2 in the latest AP Poll and hope to continue to show why they have earned that ranking today. Stanford still holds the top spot. UConn is the #3 team and Cards conference rival NC State checks in at #4. The top four are all undefeated. One-loss South Carolina rounds out the top five. 

Rounding out the top ten are Baylor, Arizona, Texas A&M, UCLA and Kentucky. ACC schools in the top 25 besides the Cards and Wolfpack are #24 Syracuse. In the "also receiving votes" category is North Carolina. 

By conference in the Top 25, The SEC and Big 10 have five schools, the Pac 12 four, and the ACC and Big 12 three programs. The Big East has two teams and the AAC, WCC and MVC one school each. 


Today's game is an early 2:30 p.m. tipoff. A lot of fans have scratched their heads at the early game time on a weekday, but the fact this game will be aired on ACC Network is the most logical answer.

That segways me into stating that duty calls and I will be counting money instead of taking pictures (😔) but I'll gladly make my coworkers watch it on TV with me.  Paulie will be present for the game and he will break it all down for us in tomorrow's write-up.  You can follow his live Tweets at @cardinalcouple

Of course, if watching on TV isn't accessible for you at that2:30 p.m. time, I highly recommend turning on 790AM WKRD Cards Radio to listen to Nick Curran and AJ call this game. Their color commentary and highly in-depth, in-game analysis can't be beat.

Following tomorrow's game, the Cards have a few days rest before staying downtown to host Clemson on Sunday. Game time has been announced for noon so tell your preachers to keep the sermons short and pray for a win. This one will also be aired on ACC Network.

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!


1 comment:

  1. Trying to shut down Perry will be the key today. Make some of the others try and beat us. JMHO, of course. Welcome home again Seygan!

    Nick O>


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