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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Louisville Women's basketball -- Cards #4 in nation, still projected as #1 seed -- WGolf -- Asia Taylor -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Another Monday night, another release of the NCAA DI Women's College basketball rankings. The Cards not falling as far as a few thought they might, checking in at #4 behind Baylor, Oregon and Connecticut. Notre Dame rounding out the top five and Miami, who knocked off the Cards on Sunday ... climbing to #14. 

As the Ducks fans were rejoicing in this ranking, they were losing to Oregon State 62-67 in "the Civil War" -- the moniker assigned to the games between these two schools. It was at Oregon State and payback for the Ducks quacking past the Beavers on Friday night in Eugene 77-68. 

One bracketology projection for the Cards revealed/updated last night has the Cards as a #2 seed and going there with Connecticut. Another has Louisville still as a #1 seed and going still to Chicago. As Jeff Walz says, and we echo, it doesn't matter where you are in mid-February...being alive in April is pretty important, though.

How will the recent loss to Miami affect the WBB squad on Floyd Street? One would think that it motivate them (along with a few tough practices) to rebound at Virginia on Thursday and come out motivated and firing. Asia and Sam have come out publicly and said they knew it wasn't their finest hour. 

It's been suggested that the Cards needed this loss, to show them that you have to bring it every night, every game. I'm unsold on that theory. You don't want conference losses that directly affect your seedings and opponents in the tournament. 

We'll see how the Cards respond on Thursday at a Virginia team's lair where they are 7-8 overall and 3-4 in conference. At 10-15, they're probably not a team that will be inn the Big Dance, unless they pull off a major miracle in the ACC Tournament.


Louisville women's golf successfully landed on the moon, disembarked from their shuttle and space-suit hopped to.....wait, wake up Paulie!!....The Cards are NOT on the moon, but in sunny Florida playing in the Moon Golf Invitational being held in Melbourne, FL. 

And, Louisville leads the way at -7, tied with UCF. 

They played 36 holes yesterday and Lauren Hartlage emerged on top of the list with an -8 under performance. They'll finished it up with 18 holes today.


This is a segment about a different Asia that "nite-nite". You remember Asia Taylor, right? 

She continues to find unqualified success in "the land down under". Now in Perth, on the western side of Australia, "A-Tayy", she's been named to the WNBL's "Super Five" list for the third straight year. She joins Lindsay Allen (Las Vegas Aces, Notre Dame, Melbourne), Kelsey Griffin (Nebraska, Canberra), Nia Coffey (Las Vegas Aces, Northwestern, Adelaide) and Bec Cole (Australian Inst. of Sport, Dandenong). 

The Cardinal great has shown that she can continue to excel no matter which Aussie squad she plays for. 

Asia is back from her season down under and here in the states, preparing for another WNBA season and working with her Hoops With A Purpose organization. She has not yet decided to return to the WNBL next year yet nor undergone contract negotiations with anyone "over there" yet. 

Sonya's favorite player in women's basketball continues to shine brightly. 

More on Asia at the link below:



  1. Sleepy ol' Curtis checking in. Short staff at work last night/this morning and my bones are aching.

    So proud of Asia Taylor! Paulie, I know you've followed her since high school. Is this the year she makes an impact in the WNBA?

    Go golf! Lauren Hartlage in the lead and she's NOT going to give it up!

    I suspected the WBB squad would drop to 4 or 5 in the AP but it really doesn't matter currently. Paulie, you see Miami losing to anyone the rest of the way in ACC play?

    Curtis "Nothing like unloading a freezing trailer at 3 a.m." Franklin

  2. A-Tayy is working hard as we speak to try and make an impact with the Indiana Fever. They should be improved this year. Miami has (at) VT, FSU, GT and (at) NC State to close regular season conference play. All four are capable of beating Miami, but I suspect that the biggest chance goes to FSU coming into their place and getting it done. They did beat Miami back in the end of January (by 4) at Tallahassee and held them to 58 points.


  3. Can’t imagkne the Cards dropping to a 2-seed. Now with Oregon losing last night they shouldn’t be a Top 4 team, but we’ll see. There’s still a lot of basketball left to be played.

    1. I'm not so sure about Oregon dropping out of a number one seed. They lost a close game on the road to a top 12 team, and their second-best player didn't play most of the game.

      At this point I think that Cards must win out (including ACC tourney) to get a #1 seed.

  4. I'm gonna wait until the next reveal and see where we are at then. We're a one seed with games left until then. We win, nothing anyone else can do to change it.

  5. Hello Cardinal Couple friends and readers!

    Arthur here.

    Just based on what I have seen in the eight ACC teams beside Clemson I have seen "live" this year, Louisville, followed by Notre Dame, are the best two teams in ACC women's basketball this year. The Cards held us to our lowest ACC point total and Notre Dame is the only team to put up 100+ against us. Unfortunately, both those games were here at Littlejohn Arena and back-to-back.

    We shouldn't have lost to UNC, but Paris Key and her gang had a great shooting night against us. NC State wasn't that impressive but they played well at the end of our game up there against them and pulled out the win. I have no explanation for our loss to Syracuse. It was early in the conference schedule and the players maybe weren't fully bought in to Amanda's game plan and philosophy.

    If the ACC Tournament were to start today, Clemson WBB would be a #7 seed, and sit out Wednesday. On Thursday, we would get the winner of #10 vs #15 (currently Virginia vs. Pitt) from Wednesday. Then, slated against the #2 seed on Friday in the quarterfinals, which could be almost one of five teaams right about now. Personally, I want Miami. We beat them once already at Miami.

    The Cards shouldhave beated Miami but y'all could hit the braod side of a red barn (no offense, please), Hof had the game of her life and you were fouling the wrong player at the end (Cornelius).

    Walz blundered, in my humble opinion, against Miami. Fuehring was off, didn't get better and Dunham was playing well. Your boy has an ego, though (ha, ha) and he'll never admit that. Also, Asia 1-10? What was going on there? A moving basket/backboard? Over-inflated basketball?

    Y'all be fine.

    Got our ACC Tournament package. We're going with a couple we tailgate with at football and he got us a very sweet two-room deal at the Residence Inn. $89 a night, right off I-40. Plus the ACC package was four tickets and four $5 Bojangles Gift Cards for just $14 a couple.

    Paulie, I'll bring my pink pom-poms you you can easily identify where I am sitting.

    Off subject. Paulie, you know a Tom Sykes in Haw River? A friend of mine remembers him from his insurance days. That man made some BIG money on investments and land purchases plus the state paid him well for cutting through his property to build the new Hwy 70 is what I heard.

    Your friend
    #1 Clemson fan
    Greer, SC


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