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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Louisville women's basketball with tough test today




Jeff Walz and the Lady Cards will test the tough Georgetown women's basketball team today at 5 p.m. on ESPN 2 and 3. The 17/19 GU squad is 15-4, 4-2. So is 15/18 Louisville.

The Hoyas come into the game after a Monday romp over Syracuse. Prior to that, they ran into the Notre Dame freight train and lost. Sugar Rodgers earned a third trip to the BIG EAST honor roll...gathering 23 points against the Orange and 13 versus the Irish.

Against S.U., the Hoyas won going away...67-39. They forced 29 turnovers and had 22 steals. They also out rebounded the Orange 48-35.

Sugar can sour opposing
team defenses.
Rodgers is the leading scorer on Terri Williams-Flourney's squad with 19.8 ppg, which is also tops in the BIG EAST. Her high this season was 39 against Dartmouth. She shoots 85.4 from the charity stripe and has a team leading 48 steals. 

Others on the Hoya squad...

-RubyLee Wright, a play making senior guard who leads with 92 assists.

-Tia Magee, another senior...11.1 ppg and leading board grabber with 6.8 rpg.

-Taylor Brown...a freshman with 5.5 ppg a contest. 

-Adria Crawford is a strong rebounder for the Hoyas.

Georgetown has won the last two meetings between the squads. Last year, the Hoyas came into the KFC YUM! Center and defeated the Cards 76-52 after trailing 30-19 at halftime. Rodgers led the way with 26 points.

The Hoyas play in McDonough Arena and should get a pretty sizable turnout for this afternoon's televised event. For the four letter network, Beth Mowins and Kara Lawson will be the voices.

Cards could use
a big game from
"Big Shot" Becky
Louisville travels to Georgetown after an impressive 64-48 win over Providence in the KFC YUM! Center. The Lady Cards had balanced scoring...Bria Smith with 12, Becky Burke 11, Nita Slaughter 10 and Asia Taylor with eight points and 10 rebounds. 

Lifetime, the Hoyas are 2-4 against UofL. Two years ago, they defeated Louisville 60-56 in the McDonough...a pre-game fight breaking out between the two squads after a tripping incident when the Cardinals took the court. 

We'll have a post game report here at CARDINAL COUPLE for you. GO CARDS!


BIG EAST Saturday:

Notre Dame had no trouble with Villanova in a 76-43 destruction of the Wildcats. Diggins 20, Peters 19. VU head coach Harry Perreta missed the clash due to a family death.

UConn doubled up DePaul 88-44. Husky Caroline Doty left early with more knee trouble but Geno says nothing to worry about. DePaul missing Hampton big time.

Rutgers travelled to Tampa and beat the USF Bulls 72-66. April Sykes enjoying the rec center where the Bulls play currently with 23 and 10. The Russian Rocket Inga Orekhova had 15 for Jose Fernandez's bunch.

St. John's trounced the Cincy Bearcats 51-34. Three Red Storm in double figures. 21-14 at halftime.

WVU won the backyard brawl over Pitt 54-43. Chrystal Caldwell with a double-double for the Eers 17/12. Another one over at the half...32-16 WVU.

WE were a disappointing 4-2 on the day. Rutgers and Providence ruining the party. Five BIG EAST teams won on the road yesterday...a rarity. Only N.D. held home court advantage. 


  1. Tough game against a tough team in their gym. Here's to hoping that some of those road games the Cards have already played have them ready for this one.
    GO CARDS!!!

  2. Girls are pumped up for this one. Asia, Becky, Shelby, Tia and Mo all remember what happened up there two years ago. Time for some payback. On the court. No fighting, please.

  3. Cardinals will not be able to handle the Georgetown press. Your tean is a lot like Marquette and Syracuse. The Hoyas handled these two easily. Will be there, look forward to watching your Shoni.

    Kate L.
    Annapolis, MD


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