FRIDAYS WITH DARYL
Good morning Louisville fans.. It's me again! Back on the Friday column, back on the podcast Saturday but it looks like no WBB game recap today.
Why? It isn't because the dog ate my stat sheets or Jeff Walz decided to take everyone bowling and to catch a movie...keep reading for the answer
I am sure after some conversations between the staff and administrators about possible alternatives to make up the game, an agreement could not be made. As concern over potential conference record tilts for the top spot, the ACC announced that the game would be cancelled and it would result in a forfeit by Virginia. That moves the Cardinal's record to 22-2 on the season and 12-1 in the ACC.
Coach Walz and staff are working to move the highly anticipated Pink-out to a different game on the schedule. Stay tuned on that!
Sunday 2/13 2 p.m. vs Notre Dame
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Around the NCAA
NC State escapes Boston College 85-78 in OT -- The Eagles came out to a roaring 23-12 lead after the first quarter. Cameron Swartz lead all scorers with 24 points on 10-19 shooting and Taylor Soule had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Eagles finished the game 1-7 on shot attempts while the Wolfpack finished 3-3. Diamond Johnson lead the scoring for NC State with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
South Carolina escapes Kentucky 59-50 in Lexington -- This is the second time the two programs faced off this season, a much staler offensive performance by either squad. There was a late push by the Cats to pull it within 7 with a minute and a half to go but that was a close as they would come to the #1 Gamecocks. Rhyne Howard had a better showing that the one in Columbia, SC where she went 2-14 on the evening. She lead the offense for UK with 21 and 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough for the Cats to steal a win.