A year out from starting 1-4 the Louisville women's basketball team is off to a 3-0 start. The first win came at UT Martin (100-57), the second was at home against Belmont (73-50), and the third at Middle Tennessee (91-72).
Current ACC Player of the Year Myisha Hines-Allen has had a large presence under the basket. She has accumulated 33 points and 25 rebounds, while also dishing out seven assists and has four steals.
The spotlight player has been Asia Durr. Currently the leading scorer on the team, Durr has put up 64 points in three games. Her 15 three-pointers lead the team. She has also accumulated only three fouls this season.
Mariya Moore looks like she is in post-season form with 49 points, 13 rebounds, 14 assists, and two steals, while only getting called for four fouls.
The Cards have shown a few weaknesses early on. Turnovers have been troublesome, as the team has accumulated 40 turnovers in three games, 13.3 per game. Louisville has struggled at the free throw line this season. Free throws has typically been a strong suit in the Jeff Walz era, but 44-for-64, 68.75%, does not look great. Granted, the season is still young- the Cards are only three games in- but there is always room for improvement.
#5 Louisville is averaging a whopping 88 points per game while only allowing 60 points for opponents. With games against South Carolina, Maryland, and Kentucky coming up within the next couple of weeks the Cards should pose a threat to these other top tier teams.