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Louisville women’s basketball picked to finish 2nd in ACC

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Asia Durr is a preseason First Team selection.

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The ACC’s media and coaches have both picked the Louisville women’s basketball to finish second in the league this season, and has made Cardinal star Asia Durr a preseason First Team all-conference selection. Both honors were announced during the ACC’s annual media day festivities on Tuesday.

Despite Durr being the ACC’s Player of the Year for the 2017-18 season, she was not the league’s pick to hang on to her award in 2018-19. That distinction went to Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale, the hero of the Fighting Irish’s national championship run a year ago.

Durr finished last season averaging 18.7 points per game. She also knocked down 115 three-pointers, which ranked 13th in the country.

Here’s the full list of honors and predictions from media day:

Coaches Poll

1. Notre Dame (15) 225

2. Louisville 210

3. Syracuse 178

4. NC State 165

5. Miami 160

6. Duke 141

7. North Carolina 127

8. Florida State 124

9. Georgia Tech 112

10. Virginia Tech 108

11. Virginia 95

12. Wake Forest 57

13. Pittsburgh 41

14. Clemson 32

15. Boston College 25

Media

1. Notre Dame (59) 927

2. Louisville (3) 870

3. Syracuse 730

4. NC State 671

5. Duke 652

6. Miami 577

7. Florida State 572

8. North Carolina 462

9. Virginia 450

10. Georgia Tech 432

11. Virginia Tech 424

12. Wake Forest 269

13. Pittsburgh 157

14. Boston College 126

15. Clemson 121

Preseason All-ACC Team

Asia Durr, Sr., G, Louisville

Janelle Bailey, So., F, North Carolina

Paris Kea, Sr., G, North Carolina

Marina Mabrey, Sr., G, Notre Dame

Arike Ogunbowale, Sr., G, Notre Dame

Jessica Shepard, Sr., F, Notre Dame

Brianna Turner, Gr., F, Notre Dame

Tiana Mangakahia, Jr., G, Syracuse

Taylor Emery, Sr., G, Virginia Tech

Elisa Penna, Jr., G/F, Wake Forest