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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Cards Host Boston College Tonight — THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

 Cards Host Boston College Tonight

As PauliE said yesterday, the ‘Second Season’ for Louisville Women’s Basketball begins tonight. Back from the holiday break, Louisville opens ACC play against Boston College inside the KFC Yum! Center at 7:00 p.m., ET. The game will be shown on ACC Network Extra (online) or you can tune into 790-WKRD AM radio to hear Nick Curran and AJ call the game.

#3 Louisville boasts a 10-1 record on the year highlighted by three wins against ranked opponents including rival Kentucky. The Cards went undefeated against in-state opponents in Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, and Bellarmine. Who owns the state, again?

Boston College is 8-3 on the year. The Eagles opened conference play against North Carolina recently, and fell to the Tar Heels 76-73. When it comes to offensive efficiency, the Eagles are one of the best in the country. They average 75.6 points per game and their 48.7% shooting is best in the ACC and ranks third in the country. The one weakness on offense for BC is their turnovers- 19.3 per game.

On the defensive end, Boston College is giving up an average of 64.1 points per game while forcing 19.2 turnovers per game, 9.6 of those being blocks. The Eagles are also a good blocking team at 4.3 blocks per game.

Their roster lists eight players between 6’0 and 6’3. The other six are no shorter than 5’7. Taylor Soule and Cameron Swartz have been the heart-and-soul(e) of this team. The duo averages a combined 29 points per game. Both standing at 5’11, they’re versatile enough to run with the guards but also have the size to be a presence in the post. Seven different Eagles average between 3.3-5.1 rebounds per game, led by freshman Maria Gakdeng.

Boston College looks way different than the 7-12 team from last season and more like the 20-12 team from the previous year. The Eagles are hoping to have their second winning season in the last decade.

ACC play is no walk in the park. Not every team Louisville faces will be at the level of NC State, but a good portion of the conference has the potential to win on any given night. Boston College is one of those teams that can shock you if they get hot.

As we get into the second half of the season the rotation could drop to 7-8 players consistently, but to try and wear down opposing teams, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Jeff Walz has 10 different players see action. To try to limit the strong shooting, this game has the potential to see a lot of full court press for both teams.

Paulie will be on the court with live tweets and asking Walz about his favorite Christmas present. Being back in town, I plan to be at the game tonight with my camera. 


Happy Thursday and Go Cards!



  1. I guess with seven ACC WBB games tonight, we weren't worthy of getting the main network feed. Oh, well, it is the ACC. I just hope that they bring Angel back to do the game and that that guy can keep his trap shut and let the analyst, whoever it is, provide insights.

    Nick O.

    1. Honestly Nick, the ACCN matchups of Syracuse at UNC {6 p.m.) and Duke at VT (8 pm) are probably better matchups than ours tonight and I'd be watching if I weren't going to be down at the YUM...


    2. Looks like Greer and Demling tonight on the ACCNX. Where's Angel or Jess? I am disappointed.

      Blue Lou

  2. Hello Friends !
    Arthur Here !

    Hey, we won a bowl game. And looked good doing it. Weather was beautiful in Orlando, Bea and I collected about a zillion bags of Cheeze-It's that were being given out everywhere we went Tuesday and Wednesday and we're having a late breakfast, ready to head back to Greer.

    Sad that you guys aren't getting the main ACC feed tonight, but, there are those very good ACC WBB matchups in Orange vs. Heels and Blue Devils vs Hokies.

    I hope you get to stretch the bench tonight and Verhulst gets good court minutes. We really like her as a player and we also like that little spark plug Ahlana Smith too.

    We'll watch our Tigers get gutted by NC State tonight on the internet. Road trips wear me out and I can't see driving straight to campus after being on the road for 7 hours and 500 miles. Fortunately, it's mostly interstate.

    Good luck tonight and pray for my Tiger, OK? LOL

    Your friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer, SC

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    2. Sorry - multiple errors in my original comment.

      Always good to hear from you Arthur. A trip to Death Valley next fall is right at the top of my "things to do in 2022" list

  3. Cards are #2 in the USA Today poll released the 28th. BC has had a relatively light non-conference schedule. They lost to a pretty bad Boston their in-city rivalry. They also fell to VCU, who doesn't appear all that strong either. With our speed and shooting I think we run right past them.

    I'll be out there tonight. I hope I can stay awake. Been pulling a lot of extra hours, because of the holiday, COVID, us being short staffed. A 3 am to 3 pm today, for example and I go in Friday at 6 am.

    I guess there will be plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead.

    Curtis "Be Kind" Franklin


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