Walking into the Yum tonight someone said that I might not have much to write about about because this one would probably be over quickly. Oh but if it were true. For most of the first half the Cards played as if their heads were already in Storrs for their matchup against #1 UConn on Monday. Clemson was getting all the loose balls and grabbing offensive rebounds. However right after a timeout with a couple of minutes left in the half Louisville finally showed up and picked up their defensive intensity. After trading leads for most of the game the Cards took a 32-21 lead into halftime. In the second half Louisville finally took firm control and surged to a 20 point lead.
Four players finished with double figures. Asia Durr led scorers with 15 before leaving the game after getting hit in the face. Kylee Shook got her second career double-double with 10 points/10 rebounds.
Bionca Dunham gets a fast break layup then sprints back on defense @BDunham33 pic.twitter.com/ixkMVTlhAV— Rachel (@snicklefritz35) February 8, 2018
Coach Walz was understandably upset after the game. He said that his team not good tonight and sat around and watched. He apologized to the 7,000 fans in attendance. He pointed out that we only had 50 shot attempts. He said, “We have to rebound so we can get out in transition, and unfortunately we weren’t able to do that.” He was also not pleased with the offense and said, “One timeout I had to make Asia Durr introduce herself to her teammates, because we went five straight possessions and never threw her the ball.”
Jeff Walz telling the ref “good job”— Rachel (@snicklefritz35) February 8, 2018
*narrator voice: he did not think it was a good job* pic.twitter.com/mAvn3kCyGV
As mentioned, the next up for Louisville is UConn on Monday. The game is at 7PM and can be seen on ESPN2.