The women's basketball NCAA Tournament is a bit different than the men. With Louisville earning a 4-seed they get to host the first two rounds at home at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Cards face 13-seed Chattanooga in the first round. The winner will face the winner of 5-seed Tennessee and 12-seed Dayton. Dayton upset the Cards in the Sweet Sixteen in 2015. Baylor is the 1-seed in the region.
If U of L can get out of the first two rounds, the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight will be hosted in Oklahoma City. Remember what happened the last time the Cards were there for the tournament AND Baylor was the 1-seed? Here's a reminder in case you've forgotten. We would like to give Janis Kacens credit for this video on YouTube.
Besides the shocking victory Shoni Shimmel had one of the year's biggest plays that is still talked about today.
Louisville went on to lose to UConn in the national championship that year, one day after the Louisville men defeated Michigan for the national championship.
The Cards have had some trouble this season making free throws, or really anything at times. Asia Durr has been the spark for the offense, but has sometimes been the only scorer.
Injuries have not been nice to key players this season. Myisha Hines-Allen has battled multiple injuries on the year, but appears to be back to full health. Briahanna Jackson missed senior day and the entire ACC tournament because of an injury. Kylee Shook battled some early season injuries. Arica Carter missed the entire season due to an injury.
One of the main issues the Cards faced this season was against ranked opponents. The team seems to forget how to play. Against South Carolina they got obliterated. The first time against NC State they gave up a small lead and lost in overtime. Against Notre Dame in the ACC tournament they lost the game in the fourth quarter.
With a healthy roster that is firing on all cylinders they can one of the most dangerous teams in the tournament. Look for them to go far and have a potential match-up against a highly-skilled Washington team in the Elite Eight.