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Friday, March 3, 2023

SB wins vs NKU -- WBB faces Wake Forest in ACC tourney -- LAX time change -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Gooood morning readers and hello gameday! 

Happy March Madness! I've been watching non-stop basketball since Wednesday morning and i aint mad about it 

Can report that Jared has made it safely to Greensboro!! He popped over to the UofL fan zone and got his belly full before catching the night cap of BC vs Miami.  I'm sure he will be at the arena a couple hours by the time this post goes live.  Bring us a couple Cardinal victories, Jared!!  Thanks for representing Cardinal Couple down there!

The weather in Louisville altered the schedule for a couple squads.  Softball was moved to Thursday afternoon but Louisville LAX pushed its match back a couple hours and over to the football stadium for lights since in will be after sunset, a 7:30 p.m. 


Cardinals wins against NKU 

The Cards secured the 7-0 win over the Norse on Thursday afternoon moving them to 12-4 on the season.  Louisville started slow on offense, stranding 2 runners on base in the 1st and 4th and 3 runners in the 3rd.  UofL was finally able to plate some runs in the bottom of the 5th when they scored 2 runs on 3 hits and an error by NKU.  

Taylor Roby got the win and improves to a 5-1 record in the circle, giving up 4 hits and striking out 9 in 6 innings of work while also going 2-2 at the plate for 2 RBIs. Korbe Otis also contributed with two hits, a run and an RBI.  The Cards had 10 hits and no errors in the contest. 

The win over Northern Kentucky marks Louisville's second straight shutout and seventh this season.

UofL has outscored opponents 90-33.


Louisville (12-4) will return to action on Saturday against Toledo at 10 a.m. and #22 Northwestern at 5:30 p.m.

LAX preview

The lacrosse game versus Cincinnati has been moved to 7:30 p.m. at L&N Stadium because of weather impacting the Louisville area.

Originally slated for 4 p.m., the Cardinals are looking for their second consecutive win after securing a 15-12 victory over Vanderbilt on Monday.

Cincinnati midfielder Grace Jenny played her first three years at Louisville before transferring back to her home state this season. The Bearcats are led by freshman Camryn Callaghan, who entered the game top three in the nation in goal scoring. The attacker recorded a hat trick on seven shots

Cincinnati sports a 4-2 record and is coming off of heartbreaking loss in overtime to Ohio State 12-13 on Tuesday.

The Cardinals are undefeated (15-0) against their regional rival and 7-0 at home. UofL defeated Cincinnati at Cincinnati 16-9 on March 9, 2022.

WBB preview

Louisville will begin their quest for the ACC title this morning with an opportunity for some payback against Wake Forest after the Deacons gave Louisville a regular season loss.   

This will be the Demon Deacons third game in three days as they defeated Virginia in the first round on Wednesday. Over the past three seasons, Jewel Spear has averaged 18.8 points per game in the ACC tournament in six games.


The last time the Cards #BB and Deacs faced off was 36 days ago on Jan. 26 and the Cards fell 68-57.  Louisville took a 34-25 lead into the half but then fell behind in the third quarter and cut the lead down to two twice in the fourth but were unable to overcome the deficit.   

Morgan Jones led the Cards with 15 points to go with 4 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block. Hailey Van Lith lead the team with 5 assists to go with 8 points and two steals. Olivia Cochran scored in double figures with 11 points and a team-high 6 rebounds.

(Two All-Time Favorites --Jess and Diop !) 

Louisville lost the third quarter 26-11 to the Deacons. The Cards committed 5 turnovers in consecutive possessions over a five minute period while the Deacs went on an 18-0 run including a 4 point play by ACC star, Jewel Spear. Spear and Elise Williams scored the last 24 points for WF to give the Demon Deacons a 41-40 lead.

ACC Tournament

Thursday's games

Wake Forest upsets FSU  65-54
The Deacons knocked off the Noles after being down by as many as 20 early in the second half.  Jewel Spear 0-8 in the first half finished with 19 points 7 rebounds on 6-11 shooting from the field, good for 54.5%.   After scoring only 2 points in the second quarter, the Deacs outscored FSU 49-20 in the second half.

NC State stomps Syracuse 83-58
Camille Hobby and Jakia Brown-Turner led five players in double figures with 16 points each. River Baldwin went 7-for-7 from the floor and added 14 for the Wolfpack, which shot 61 percent for the game and outrebounded the Orange 41-23.

North Carolina handles Clemson 68-58
Behind Amari Robinson’s 27 points matching a career-high, the Tigers hung around and were within seven (62-55) with just under three minutes left before UNC scored six unanswered points to put the game away.  

Boston College falls to Miami 84-69
Miami’s second victory of the season over the Eagles, and the outcome somewhat resembled the regular-season meeting between the teams. That Jan. 26 game in Coral Gables was also a tight one until the Hurricanes pulled away at the end for an 86-65 victory.

Friday's Schedule 

Louisville vs Wake Forest  11 a.m. ACCN

Notre Dame vs NC State   2 p.m. ACCN

Duke vs North Carolina   6 p.m. ACCN 

Virginia Tech vs Miami     8 p.m. ACCN

(Thursday Game Photos from Jared Anderson -- ON SITE IN GREENSBORO)


Hiya, Paulie here, just jumping in with my count on the numbers/results for the contest after Thursday action: No one has won all seven matches. Case and Daryl have six wins. There are eight contestants with five wins, 10 CONTESTANTS WITH FOUR WINS, three with three wins, two with two wins and two with one win. 

Jared probably has a whole different set of figures. Fine, post 'em Big Boy and we'll compare. 

As Always
Go Cards!! 



  1. So Spear did to Florida St what she did to us, and that was the start of my bracket busting day🤬
    Come on Cards, shut her DOWN today 😋

    1. Thinking Kasa will make it job #1 to "smear the Spear"

      Curtis "Bee Kind " Franklin

  2. HelloFriends
    Well, we gave it our best, Amari turned in a strong game but we just couldn't get much out of anyone else,

    Good luck to the Cards today and send Spear home.

    Your Friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer, SC

  3. Payback this is another Revenge game so cards have to get this one. To move on to the semi-finals

    1. PS I hope Olivia and Liz do not miss easy layups today got to get the bunnies.

  4. Now THAT is the team they're capable of doing.

  5. Late article today? Was interested in your "take" on the win. Everyone else has posted theirs.

    Nick O


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