Louisville is nothing if not consistent. In many of their regular season games they started off slowly before getting in the groove, and it seems this trend will continue in the NCAA tournament. Despite Boise State shooting only 13% midway through the first quarter, the Cards only led by a few points. It wasn’t until Coach Walz began substituting that the energy on the floor seemed to pick up. Kylee Shook had 8 of her 14 points in the first quarter. She also finished the game with 10 rebounds.
Kylee Shook’s big 3s in the first quarter sparked Louisville’s run. pic.twitter.com/iJP7HwXWR5— Rachel (@snicklefritz35) March 16, 2018
Going into the 2nd half the Cards only held a 10 point advantage. Fortunately they quickly morphed into the team we expected to see. It took about a minute and a half before Louisville doubled their lead to 41-22 and from that point on the Broncos looked broken.
Sam Fuehring had a double-double with 14 points/11 rebounds. Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen both finished in single digits in scoring which is somewhat concerning, but Myisha did have 14 rebounds.
Jeff Walz thanked the crowd in his opening statement. Said it speaks volumes for the city to have that kind of turnout for a Friday noon game.— Natalie Grise (@WLKYNatalie) March 16, 2018
Hines-Allen: "I wanted to shout out everyone who came today ... there were some kids here today that probably should have been in school. Shout out to the boss who let employees take long lunch breaks."— Louisville Cardinal (@TheCardSports) March 16, 2018
Louisville will play Marquette in the 2nd round Sunday at noon.