Lots and Lots of Women's Basketball
The Sweet Sixteen is set. With an octet of games yesterday, we got to enjoy plenty of Monday basketball, including a 10:00 p.m. ET tip-off.
#1 NC State 89 - #9 Kansas State 57
The Wolfpack had no trouble dismantling the Wildcats.
#5-Notre Dame 108 - #4-Oklahoma 64
The Irish demolished the Sooners on their home court.
#3 Michigan 64 - #11 Villanova 49
The Wolverines used a strong second half to pull away.
#4 Tennessee 70 - #12-Belmont 67
A final minute that lasted the length of me taking a selfie resulted in the Vols hanging on to win with a late three.
#6 Ohio State 79 - #3-LSU 64
The Buckeyes cruised by the Tigers to take down Mulkey in her new home.
#3 Indiana 56 - #11-Princeton 55
Defensive games are exciting (if you're me or Jeff McAdams) and this one relied on last minute heroics by Louisville native Grace Berger.
An early Knights lead and late game rally was not enough to stop the Huskies in Gampel Pavilion.
# 5 North Carolina 63 - #4-Arizona 45
The game that ended after midnight secured four ACC teams in the Sweet Sixteen.
The Wichita Region will feature Louisville against Tennessee and Michigan against South Dakota. Both games will be played on Saturday. The Cards tip off at 4 p.m against the Vols.
Cardinal Couple NCCAA WBB Bracket Pick Em
We have an update on the NCAA Cardinal Couple WBB Pick Em standings and things are starting to take shape. Including myself, some of these brackets aren't looking too hot. Benny J sits alone at the top after 48 games, but he's got a group pursuing him.
37-11: Benny J
36-12: Kenneth Stark Sr, Bea, Jared Anderson, Perry Sosh
35-13: Kenny Schneider, Nick O
34-14: Joe Hill, Doug Anderson, Jeff McAdams
33-15: Curtis Franklin, Arthur, , Jason Wyrick, Katy Whitesell, Case Hoskins,
32-16: Blue Lou, David Watson
31-17 Louahvul Fan 35
30-18: Paul Sykes, Vivian McAdams, Daryl Foust
29-19: Sonya Sykes
16-32: CC Chimps
Women's Swim and Dive Finishes Sixth
Louisville women's swim and dive had an excellent showing at the NCAA Championships, finishing sixth overall as a team. Louisville posted a final score of 196.5.
Virginia defended its title from 2021, scoring a whopping 551.5 Texas placed second, still way behind the Cavaliers, and posted a 406. Stanford took third at 399.5. Alabama placed fourth with a score of 288. NC State was close behind at fifth, with a score of 279.
In the 200 backstroke, Louisville had two finalists in Paige Hetrick (12th) and Rye Ulett (16th).
Gabi Albiero placed fifth in the 100 freestyle.
The Cards had three finalists in the 200 butterfly. Tristen Ulett (12th), Abby Hay (14th), and Alena Kraus (15th) all posted strong performances.
Liberty Williams placed 13th in the 1650 freestyle.
Else Praasterink had the best finish in school history as a diver, finishing 10th in the platform event.
The 400 relay team of Albiero, T Ulett, Christiana Regenauer, and Arina Openysheva touched sixth and put up the second best time in Louisville history.
Tickets for Softball vs Kentucky on Sale
Louisville vs Kentucky at Ulmer Stadium is nigh. April 6 will be here in just over two weeks. Tickets for the event have gone on sale for $5 apiece for chairbacks. The berm is free admission.
Follow the below link to purchase your tickets.
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!