FRIDAYS WITH DARYL
Good morning readers! How's the turkey hangover? I hope you were able to get together with some loved ones yesterday and enjoy a meal. I did enjoy some family time while watching football late into the evening. A perfect day by my book!
This year I am very thankful for my new job with UofL, my health and this little stinker who has been assisting me in my weekly posts since the end of June!
#10 Louisville vs Longwood
Today, Louisville WBB welcomes the Longwood Lancers to the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals have had success at home during non-conference play winning 37-straight non-conference home games dating back to the 2016-17 season.
Hailey Van Lith has totaled 127 points this season, a mark that ranks second in the ACC and fourth nationally. She also ranks second in the ACC in points per game with 21.2 and has scored 20 or more points in three of her six games this season.
About the Lancers
Longwood won the Big South Tournament Championship last season after knocking off the top-seed Campbell in the championship game. In the NCAA Tournament, Longwood defeated Mount St. Mary's in the First Four before falling to NC State in the first round. The Lancers went 22-12 last season and so far this year they are 1-3.
The Lancers last played on Nov. 17 falling to James Madison 55-82 at home. Senior guard Anne Hamilton LeRoy leads the team with 14.3 points per game and she is one of three players that is averaging double-digit points. LeRoy scored a career-high 23 points in the loss to JMU. Brooke Anya also scored a career-high with 14 points on the night. The Lancer's only win came as a 1 point win 66-65 over Ohio University back on November 10th.
The Lancer mascot is Elwood, a horse, and the official logo features a horse's head atop a lance. Founded in 1839, it is the third-oldest public university in Virginia and one of the hundred oldest institutions in the US. This is a pre-Civil War institution in Virginia with history of Robert E Lee and Ulysses S Grant marching on the institution's campus at one point.
This is the first meeting between the two teams. Louisville has only played three opponents from the Big South in program history and are 3-0 in those games. The last time Louisville played an opponent from the current Big South Conference was 2011 when they defeated Gardner-Webb 92-27.
Cards in the Rankings
The Cards recently fell in the polls to #10 after falling to Gonzaga (67-79 OT) and San Diego State (55-65) in the Battle 4 Atlantis this past weekend.
See you all down at the Yum! Center as the Cards look to get back to their winning ways! I'm sure you have some Louisville lovers on your list that would LOVE for some new Cardinals swag from the team shop!