Cards Move Up to #6 in Rankings
Baylor was the team to drop down some. Kim Mulkey's squad lost to South Carolina to close out November before destroying Georgia on Dec. 4. A two-week break from playing games doesn't help in terms of staying highly ranked.
Stanford, UConn, Oregon, Oregon State, and South Carolina remained the same in the Top 5. Florida State, NC State, and UCLA round of the Top 10. In fact, South Dakota moving from un-ranked to 25th was the only other change in the rankings.
The Cards are 2-0 against the rest of the Top 25 with wins against Oregon and Kentucky. They have two more games against current ranked teams. Florida State comes to town Feb. 6, and the Cards travel to NC State on Feb. 13.
Four players have broken 100 points on the year: Dana Evans (209), Jazmine Jones (146), Kylee
Shook (107), and Elizabeth Balogun (103). The Cards have outscored opponents 840-645.
No one has broken 100 rebounds but five players are north of 50: Shook (95), Bionca Dunham (70), Jones (53), Balogun (53), and Elizabeth Dixon (22). Louisville has out-rebounded opponents 469-336.
Other marks at this point include Louisville dominating assists against opponents 176-11, out-blocking opponents 52-25, and UofL has less turnovers by a 185-166 margin.
Louisville will travel to UT Martin on Thursday before taking a 10-day break to allow players to celebrate Christmas and the holidays with their families. Norika Konno will actually have a few extra days break. Coach Walz is allowing her to miss Thursday's game to get an early jump on getting home halfway around the world to Japan.
I'll be in Chicago Thursday and Friday, so I'm taking the Wednesday write-up this week and Paulie will cover Thursday and Friday.
Seems like we're all traveling these days, copying Jeff's "Worldwide" adventures.
By the way, you have eight days before Christmas. Can you remember what the "true love" sent on that day in the song "12 Days of Christmas? Ha, ha, I bet your humming it right now, trying to remember.
(Note, Here are new lyrics to the song! 12 Kylee rebounds, 11 points in final quarter, 10 assists from Dana, nine fouls on UK, eight UK miscues, seven lead changes, six is our ranking, five fabulous starters, four fouls on Jazzy, missed three from Howard, two horrible calls and a victory against UK !)
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!