Panick ensued after the Louisville women's basketball team was blown out by then-#3 South Carolina andlost to then-#5 Maryland. However, the Cardinals have won six straight.
Fans packed the KFC Yum! Center when Kentucky visited. The Cards pulled off the 69-67 overtime win. They then played four more home games and scored in the 80's three of those while allowing no more than 61 points to opponents in that stretch. Louisville visited Vanderbilt on December 21 for their final game before an eight day break. They walked away with a 12-point win and a 12-2 record.
Play picks back up on Thursday December 29 against #25 Syracuse. They travel to #15 Duke and Virginia before returning home to host Pittsburgh before the spring semester starts. Those four teams are a combined 38-10. The Cards' toughest test will be at Duke, who has always put up a good fight when the two teams would face.
Asia Durr has been the breakout star. She leads the team with 242 points, a whopping 17.3 average per game. Durr has knocked down 48 three-pointers on 109 attempts. Reigning ACC Player of the Year has had another solid year. She has totaled 170 points and 119 rebounds for an average of 12.1 and 8.5 per game.
Mariya Moore and Briahanna Jackson have also provided a spark for the offense, scoring 151 and 106 points, respectively. Moore has been nearl automatic at the free throw line. Jackson has captained the offense at the point guard position and has dished out a team-leading 69 assists.
Freshmen Kylee Shook and Ciera Johnson have been a big part of the team on defense, combining for 35 blocks and 55 rebounds.
Coach Walz's teams may drop a game or two here, but they continue to dominate year after year and this team is no different.