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Louisville wins preseason WNIT with 74-61 victory over #10 Oregon

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NCAA Womens Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Louisville vs Georgia Tech Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s just get this out of the way, folks—Louisville WBB team is good. How good? “Tune in to watch us beat 3 ranked teams in one week” good.

Oregon’s Sabrina Ionesco is on the verge of tying an NCAA season record for triple-doubles. Today the Cards put the clamps on her defensively, and she didn’t have a double anything. They did a great job communicating, switching, fighting through screens. Even though Oregon made a few runs, they looked frustrated on offense all night. So much so that things got a little chippy thus tempting junior Sam Fuehring to go all Jersey on them.

Sophomore Jazmine Jones scored all 8 of her point in the 3rd quarter. During one of those Oregon runs she made a crazy jumper and then snatched a defensive rebound on Oregon’s next possession and threw a great outlet pass to Asia Durr for a fast break shot on the other end. That pushed the lead back to 51-35.

Asia Durr had another hot shooting night scoring 26 points and made the WNIT All Tournament team. Myisha Hines-Allen had yet another double-double (17 points, 12 rebounds) and was named the MVP of the tournament.

After the game Coach Jeff Walz praised Arica Carter. He said, “Look at her box score. She didn’t lead us in anything but fouls, but she was defensively really good.” He also spoke on the team in general saying, “This was fun. It’s fun to coach this group. Some are upset that they don’t get more playing time but....everyone is happy for their teammates. Our locker room is so much better than last year.”

The next game is Friday afternoon at the Yum Center against Murray State. Coach Walz said that you should do your Black Friday shopping online and come out to the game. It’s at 1pm and can also be seen on ACC Network Extra.