—Spread check: Louisville by 12.5.
—It has become pretty apparent that Vince Tyra nailed the scouting report on Scott Satterfield.
—Eric Crawford recaps the upset loss for the U of L women against Ohio State, a loss which snapped the program’s 102-game winning streak against unranked opponents.
Louisville couldn’t get it done offensively Thursday. The Cards shot just 38.9% in the game and made just 14 of 25 layups. They put together a stretch of four minutes late in the game in which they held Ohio State scoreless and didn’t allow a field goal in the final 5 ½ minutes, but they missed seven straight shots themselves in that stretch and went scoreless for three minutes.
“They took every poor shot that we could’ve asked for the last four minutes, but we couldn’t knock down open looks, and Norika (Konno) was the only one going after offensive rebounds,” Walz said. “And that’s all we talked about, get on the offensive glass. We didn’t do it tonight. We challenged Bionca (Dunham) to rebound, at the offensive end, she came up with seven. Kylee had zero. She backed away from contact. And that is the book on her.”
Dana Evans led Louisville with 18 points on 6 of 18 shooting, and Dunham had 10 points and 11 rebounds. But no other Cardinal reached double figures. Ohio State put four players into double digits, led by sophomore forward Dorka Juhasz, who finished with 15 points.
Walz said his team didn’t respond well to a more physical team in Ohio State.
“We got what we deserved,” he told Curran. “I said early on we have a chance to win a lot of ballgames, but we’re also going to lose some we’re not supposed to. You’ve got to have a mindset to defend every play ... But the bottom line, you’ve got to find a way to put the ball in the basket.”
—After a sweep of Samford Thursday night, the U of L volleyball team is on to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Cards will face No. 17 overall seed Western Kentucky tonight at 8.
—There is a Lamar Jackson sculpture coming next fall that is available for purchase.
—Game Day GIF time:
—Louisville is the No. 1 overall seed in the latest Bracketology from Stadium.
—In the Louisville football team’s five losses their margin of defeat has been directly related to the size of the opposing team’s offensive line.
—Cameron Teague of the CJ dives into just how different the numbers for this year’s Louisville football team are compared to the 2018 disaster.
—Russ Smith recalls the infamous “Cheerleader Game” against Pitt.
—Louisville sits atop Sports Illustrated’s hoops power rankings.
—Per Evan Daniels, U of L point guard Jalen Terry will be taking an official visit to Oregon this weekend.
—Congratulations to Louisville women’s soccer star Emina Ekic, who has been named a Second Team All-American.
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—Eleven Warriors recaps Louisville’s loss to Ohio State.
—There is a report that Louisville will play in the Las Vegas Main Event tournament next tournament. The other schools that have been reported as participants? Arkansas .... and DePaul.
I am holding off on further comment until we receive an official word.
—That is a large number.
#1 UofL's win over 4th ranked Michigan on Monday night did a 17.1 HH rating in the Louisville market on #ESPN— Josh Hawkins (@JoshHawkins41) December 5, 2019
—Here’s the official U of L preview of Louisville-Pitt.
—Cardinal football commit Lovie Jenkins has zero interest in any other school.
—The LEO has five things to do in Louisville this weekend.
—The Bowling Green Daily News says motivation won’t be hard to come by for the WKU volleyball team tonight against Louisville.
—Louisville continues to grace the top of the CBS Sports top 25 and one rankings.
—And finally, beat Pitt.