Cards Return Home to Host Boston College
The KFC Yum! Center will turn its lights on for the second straight night as Louisville women's basketball resumes play with a Thursday night game against Boston College. Jeff Walz's squad hopes to have a better result than that of Louisville men's basketball last night.
Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. with the game being aired on ACCNX. Jess Laemmle and Jeff Greer have the call for the video stream while Nick Curran and Cortnee Walton will continue their spot on 93.9 FM.
Fresh off a road win at Florida State, the Cards enter the game with a 14-6 record and their 5-2 conference mark puts them near the top of the ACC.
Boston College is 13-7 on the year with a 3-4 ACC record. Most recently, they lost to Virginia and Syracuse last week. However, they did pull off upset victories over Florida State and NC State prior to that.
The Eagles are averaging 69.1 points per game while limiting opponents to 64.2 points per game. They're shooting .415 from the field, but have struggled behind the arc, shooting just .267 in that category. Free throw shooting has been another point of struggle this season for Boston College, where they have shot just .665.
With no Taylor Soule or Camryn Swartz this year, this Boston College team has had to redefine themselves. For the most part, seven players have shared a majority of the playing time with three others stepping in to cover for a few minutes here and there. Six of them are averaging scoring in double figures.
Dontavia Waggoner has been the leading BC scorer, averaging 13.8 points per game. Her 7.7 rebounds per game is also a team-high. Jojo Lacey has also been one of the leaders in scoring with 11.2 points per game. Taina Mair has impressed Eagles' fans in her rookie campaign by averaging 7.0 assists per game.
Joanna Bernabei McNamee has done a remarkable job in rebuilding a team, basically from scratch, that lost so many student-athletes through the portal and graduation.
Louisville owns the all-time series 12-1. Last season, the Cards held on to win 63-53 and earned Jeff Walz his 400th career win
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Happy Thursday and Go Cards!