Louisville’s incredible year came to a disappointing end just short of its goal of getting to another national championship game. It’s tempting to blame the officiating being terrible (it was), but the fact remains that Louisville had the ball with a lead and 30 seconds to go in regulation and made a series of bad decisions that led to overtime. In the overtime the Bulldogs took control and unceremoniously ended yet another Cardinal sports season.
Myisha Hines-Allen ended her incredible career with 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Unfortunately she had to sit an entire quarter after getting her 2nd foul late in the 1st quarter.
“Would you give a player a T for that?”— Rachel (@snicklefritz35) March 31, 2018
“I wouldn’t have.”
“I would not have either...c’mon this is the Final Four..emotions are flying high!” pic.twitter.com/e60df6twqI
I hope one day I’m as overjoyed about anything as Andy Landers is about Louisville getting in foul trouble. pic.twitter.com/KcT0BWvUzl— Rachel (@snicklefritz35) March 31, 2018
Still the future is bright for Louisville. Dana Evans came in and when Arica Carter got in foul trouble and had all of her 9 points by halftime.
Dana Evans was built for this stage pic.twitter.com/Vq9cxGvHhl— Rachel (@snicklefritz35) March 30, 2018
JuniorAsia Durr finished with 18 points including another big 3 to end to take the Cards into the 3rd quarter with some momentum. Unfortunately after taking a 53-46 lead with 6:59 to go Louisville would not score again for 5 minutes.
Asia Durr ends the 3rd quarter the way Asia Durr ends 3rd quarters. pic.twitter.com/2YmGm5wbdY— Rachel (@snicklefritz35) March 31, 2018
Louisville finishes the season with their best record in school history 36-3. Myisha Hines-Allen leaves with over 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. They beat a team that will be playing for the national championship not once but twice. There are 349 teams in women’s college basketball and Louisville was one of the 4 best. Unfortunately, 348 of those teams end the year in disappointment and tonight it was the Cards’ turn.
.@UofLWBB's Myisha Hines-Allen (@Mooks_22) on learning from Jeff Walz (@CoachJeffWalz): "I'm just grateful that I got the opportunity to play for him." --> https://t.co/KUn0SRxjzc pic.twitter.com/WCZzscyz5D— Andrew Chernoff (@ADChernoff) March 31, 2018
I don’t think anyone will understand how proud of my sisters I am they made my dreams come true this season ❤️ we had an unbelievable season and I wouldn’t trade them for the world— Myishaaa .. (@Mooks_22) March 31, 2018
It’s bigger than basketball… One team. One family. pic.twitter.com/pIRbqa3Eki— Louisville WBB (@UofLWBB) March 31, 2018
See you next year. Can’t wait.