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Friday, January 19, 2024

WBB clobbers Clemson 81-64 -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


GoOoOoOOd Friday morning to you readers, thanks for coming back for the recap of the Cardinals WBB vs Clemson.  

Stay warm and healthy during these cold winter days.  I've been trying to hibernate as much as possible.  The only time I left the house last weekend was for Sunday's WBB game vs Wake Forest where I got to sit with Case for the game and it was great to see him again and have someone new to vent to about my qualms with the spirit squads.  


Photos: Jared Anderson

The Cardinals remain undefeated as they went south for a matchup with the Clemson Tigers and showed out for an 81-64 win moving to 5-0 in the ACC and 16-2 on the season.

Jada Curry lead for Louisville and had a career high 19 points on 8-13 from the field, 3-6 from 3-point land, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and only 1 turnover. Louisville had 4 players score in double digits -- Kiki Jefferson had 17 points going 6-9 with 4 rebounds and 8 assists, Olivia Cochran had 12 points and 6 rebounds and Sydney Taylor had 11 points and 8 rebounds. Sydney Taylor spent the most time on the floor with 32 minutes logged.

Clemson's Dayshanette Harris lead for the Tigers going 9-14 from the field and 7-10 from the line for 25 points and 7 assists.


Photos: Jared Anderson

End of 1Q 26-13 Cards

FG %
9-13 69.2% Cards
6-15 40% Clemson
Reb. 8-5 Cards
3-pt %
3-5 60% Cards
1-8 12.5% Clemson

Louisville shot lights out to start the game as the two teams tried to secure the momentum but the Cardinals took over hitting 4 of their first 5 shots while forcing Clemson to turn it over 6 times.

End of 2Q 21-19 Cards

FG %
9-16 56.3% Cards
5-11 45.5% Clemson
Reb. 8-7 Clemson
3-pt %
2-7 28.6% Cards
1-4 25% Clemson

UofL maintained it's lead on the Tigers by forcing turnovers. The Cards had 18 points off both turnovers and the bench in the first half while Clemson managed only 3 points in both categories.

HALF 47-32 Cards

End of 3Q 19-9 Cards

FG %
8-16 50% Cards
4-14 28.6% Clemson
Reb. 13-6 Cards
3-pt %
1-4 25% Cards
1-7 14.3% Clemson

UofL went on a 13-0 run over a more than 7 minutes period during this quarter and also pulled down 13 rebounds in the quarter.

End of 4Q 23-15 Clemson

FG %
5-14 35.7% Cards
8-15 53.3% Clemson
Reb. 10 all
3-pt %
2-6 33.3% Cards
2-6 33.3% Clemson

Clemson would go on 11-0 run and pull it within 16 with about 7 minutes left in the game. The closest they would get it would be 13 points with more than 3 minutes left on the clock. It was a 20 point lead for Louisville before Clemson banked a 3 with a couple seconds on the clock.


Louisville vs #23 North Carolina
2 p.m.  ACCN


Iconic rocker Fred Durst coming atchya this week for the report!!! 

FREE THROWS --   Louisville was 11-17 good for 64.7% at the charity stripe.  Not good enough for our 70% requirement to pass the letter grade but it was not an awful night at the line for the Cards.  Cochran lead for the team making all 4 of her attempts.   lower case f

REBOUNDING -- The Cards dominated the boards 38-29 overall with Sydney Taylor leading with 8.  I would still like to see Olivia improve in this category as I think a deep post season run would require a forceful impact in the paint. Capital R 

EFFORT/EXECUTION --  It was a balanced scoring effort for UofL against the Tigers with almost 5 players in scoring in double digits.  The Cards shot 53% from the field and had 20 assists on 31 buckets made.   Jada Curry is still in her buzzer beater era as she hit a break away layup to end the half again.  She totaled 14 points in the first half.  Capital E

DEFENSE -- Clemson shot 42 and 41% from the field in the first and second halves.  The Tigers spent alot of time shooting threes and not alot of time making them. UofL held the two leading scorers to a total of 20 points but let the next leading scorer go off for 25 points but she ended up fouling out with just under 3 minutes left to play.  CAPITAL D 




This team looks like they are having fun and putting the game of basketball first.   Its alot of fun to watch.  

As always 

Go Cards! 




  1. Hello Friends
    Arthur here
    That third quarter run buried u
    s and one of the things I love about the Cards is they have 10 prayers who can go off at any time.

    Your Friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer SÇ

  2. Yes Arthur cards are very balanced this year.


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