Let's just get this out of the way: Louisville had a Star Wars theme night and Jeff didn't coach the game dressed as Obi Walz Kenobi and WHAT IS THE POINT OF US EVEN BEING HERE?!
Even Yoda couldn't watch the beat down that @UofLWBB put on @PittWomensHoops #L1C4orce pic.twitter.com/sqr7rz7tz1— Timothy D. Easley (@TD_Easley) February 28, 2016
While I'm sorely tempted to say that Pitt must've felt like they'd been thrown into a Sarlacc pit during this game, it has been suggested to me that one Star Wars themed recap is enough for a season. So instead I'll merely say that Pitt (12-17, 4-12) is currently not especially good at this basketball thing. Myisha Hines-Allen had 13 of her 25 points in the first quarter to give the Cards a 27-6 advantage. By halftime the lead had ballooned to 42-10 and pretty much the only real drama left for the day was if Princess Leia or Yoda was going to win the costume contest.
In the second half things got a little sloppy. Louisville only scored 11 points in the third but were still up by 29 going into the last quarter. The final score was 65-36, but Obi Walz still expressed some frustration with their play. He said that once they got a lead they started to get "cute" and if want "to be elite you have to be able to put a whole game together." He said that the girls don't like to run so he's going to make them start running for every turnover.
Speaking of getting to that elite level, this made me laugh:
With no seniors on roster, @UOfLWBB is celebrating Breanna Stewart’s Senior Day.— Howie Lindsey Show (@HowieShow) February 28, 2016
After a rough start to the season the Cards won 23 of their last 25 and finished second in the ACC. They should go into this week's ACC tournament feeling confident although Courtnee Walton did injure her finger in the game today so it remains to be seen if that will impact the Card's chances for victory. Their next game is Friday in Greensboro at 6pm on RSN/FOX. The opponent has yet to be determined. May The Force be with them as they enter the post-season.