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Louisville Women Beat Kentucky 83-75

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The player dribbling won, the player not dribbling did not

We're a day late here, but we would never not post any type of basketball win over Kentucky.

The 19th ranked Lady Cards (Uh, have they dropped the "Lady" now? Are we offending anyone? Little help?) improved upon the best start in school history by topping their arch-rivals 83-75 in front of a record crowd of 12,342 in Freedom Hall on Sunday.

Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points and yanked down a career high 15 rebounds, and Yuliya Tokova added 20 points for a Louisville team that entered the top 25 for the first time in program history two weeks ago.

"We feel like we needed this game to validate that we were really that good," said Louisville coach Tom Collen. "We are a Top 25 team."

The Cardinals, who beat the Wildcats for the third straight time, made all the big plays down the stretch to secure the win. UahKay cut the lead to three with just over four minutes to play, but McCoughtry hit an acrobatic layup and Tokova followed with a turnaround jumper and a pair of free throws to help Louisville open up a 76-67 lead. The Wildcats got no closer than five points the rest of the way.

"We answered the runs but we could never take the lead," said Kentucky coach Mickie DeMoss.

So then did you really answer?


Are there no sane people involved in UK athletics?

It was the fourth time in six meetings that Louisville has beaten Kentucky, which hasn't won in Freedom Hall since 1999.

We would say something mean about Sarah Elliott ("I couldn't watch when I was younger because I hated Louisville so much," Elliott said. "I feel that way more now. You always have that one team you can't stand."), but this is highly professional writing that is under heavy scrutiny from a massive readership each and every day. There's no room for that kind of garbage here.

What's that? This is a blog? It's not that widely read anyway? So we can say whatever we want? Sweet. Suck our balls Sarah Elliott.


Go crazy, you lost...again

The Cards (8-0) now enter a key stretch that includes home games against Western Kentucky (12/9) and Cincinnati (12/14).

If nothing else, at least we'll definitely be able to fill out one tournament bracket with Louisville in it.

Congrats to Tom Collen and the rest of the Lady Cardinals.