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Sunday, November 30, 2014

WBB with 2:30 tip against Valpo -- Sunday Cardinal Couple



SCORE FINAL: LOUISVILLE 86-VALPO 59. Cards led by 31 in the first half before coasting in with the win. We'll have all the details in the Monday edition of CARDINAL COUPLE ! 


Louisville WBB takes their second road trip of the season to face Valparaiso today at 2:30 p.m. EST in the ARC (Athletics Recreation Center). It's the first ranked opponent the Crusaders have faced in three years at home. 

Valpo (3-2) comes into the game after a 100-65 drubbing by Arkon. Their wins have come against Butler, Northern Illinois and Tennessee Tech...the Crusaders lost to Indiana 81-49. 

The Horizon League members are led by freshman Dani Franklin who averages 13.2 a game. The other double figure scorer is Abby Dean with 10.8 a contest. The Crusaders shoot 70% from the foul stripe and have a 44% success mark from beyond the arc...averaging 22 threes per event. 

Valpo was picked to finish eighth in the Horizon League and
have faced Louisville once before...falling to the Cards 96-40 in the KFC YUM! Center on Dec. 8th, 2012. Sara Hammond had 14 in that of five Cards in double figures. 

Three UofL players (Mariya Moore, Bria Smith and Jude Schimmel) have more steals than the entire Crusaders squad and the freshman duo of Moore (15.3) and Myshia Hines-Allen (14.2) lead the Cards in scoring. 

Louisville will look to do what has worked in the last six games...create the turnovers and score in the paint. They'll look to duplicate their successes at the shutdown of of an opponent in the first twenty minutes. UofL is allowing an average of just 22 first half points this season for their foes. 

Valpo is 2-0 at home this year. After five games, they have scored 349 points..the exact same amount they have given up to their opponents. 

This one is scheduled for ESPN 3 coverage and if you want to sneak a peek at a future Cards foe....Notre Dame goes against Kansas @ 1 p.m. 

Valpo was 6-25 overall and 3-13 in the Horizon last season. They don't exactly strike fear into your friends here at CARDINAL COUPLE. We'll up the ante here and be satisfied with a 30+ point win and 70% + free throw shooting. If Akron can put up 100 on them...shouldn't we expect the Cards could do the same? 

Valpo is another creme puff on the November dessert cart
What chu talkin bout,Willis...Valpo gonna beat the Cards? 
the WBB squad has been feasting on. It gets much more real in December. 

We'll have a full report here on the festivities shortly after the game...


Bobby mixes it up with a UK staffer. 
Congrats to Louisville Football for their win in the annual Battle of the Bluegrass vs. Kentucky. 

Kyle Bolin....who knew? 

This one got off to a raucous start when the UK players came onto the field and stomped the Cardinal Bird logo.

Don't stomp on our bird.  

Charlie Springer does a great write up at the link below:



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