Louisville basketball has a rich history of winning, no matter if it’s Men’s or Women’s. The Men’s Basketball team is living up to that expectation, starting the season 6-1. But the Lady Cards are a different story. A 3-5 start has fans in Louisville looking for answers, much like the head coach of the Lady Cardinals, Jeff Waltz. After Thursdays loss to rival Kentucky at Rupp Arena, Waltz said “You have to keep working, you can’t just quit, we’re trying to challenge them”.
The Lady Cards rolled into Lexington looking to turn around the season, and no better game to gain some momentum from against hated rival Kentucky on the road. Louisville fell to Kentucky however, 54-72.
Briahanna Jackson led the Cards in scoring, finishing with 18 points. Myisha Hines-Allen posted 16 points, but despite the good scoring output from theses 2 the Cards shot 36% from the floor.
As for the Wildcats, they shot an outstanding 52%. Alexis Jennings led Kentucky in scoring, finishing with 14 points and pulling down 9 rebounds. Taylor Murray finished with 11 points for the Wildcats, and Janee Thompson posted 10.
The Lady Cards will look to get back on track as they return to the KFC Yum! Center Sunday to host IUPUI.