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U of L’s Walz, Durr will lead U-23 National Women’s Basketball team in Four Nations Tournament

University of Louisville women’s basketball head coach Jeff Walz and junior guard Asia Durr will look to help lead the way for the U-23 National Team as it competes in the U-23 Four Nations Tournament Saturday through Tuesday. Walz will serve as head coach of the U-23 National Team, marking his third stint with USA Basketball. He helped both the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U-18 National...

UofL’s Walz, Hines-Allen, Durr preparing for USA Women’s Basketball U-23 Trials next week

It is the dream of many athletes to represent their countries and compete on the international stage. University of Louisville women’s basketball’s Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen each will get a shot at realizing that goal next week. The duo will be vying for two of the 12 coveted spots on the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U-23 National Team, which is being led by the Cardinals’ head coach...

UK Hoops: Epps’ effort not enough in Cats’ overtime loss to No. 7 in-state rival Louisville

By Kindsey Bernhard KyForward intern Makayla Epps said she didn’t care if her team won another game all season as long as they defeated the University of Louisville. But Epps’ last rivalry game ended in an overtime loss as UK Hoops, ranked No. 17, lost in overtime 69-67 to the seventh-ranked Cardinals on the road Sunday afternoon. Kentucky is now 6-2 on the season. “I grew up watching Kentucky/Louisville...

High-profile Cardinals back in spotlight, first women’s college basketball team to play in Cuba

University of Louisville head coach Jeff Walz, in his nine years, has elevated the women’s basketball program into the national spotlight and made the Cardinals’ consistently part of the coast-to-coast conversation. This week, the team will be attracting the limelight – for a different discussion. The Cardinals, who are finishing last-minute preparations for their foreign trip, will become the...

No. 8 UofL NCAA bid falls short as as DePaul hangs on for 73-72 win to earn trip to Sweet 16

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — It had been a rough three quarters for the University of Louisville women’s team’s best player, Myisha Hines-Allen, and it was about to get rougher. After scoring 10 points in the first eight minutes of the Cardinals’ NCAA Tournament second-round game against DePaul, Hines-Allen had been held to four points in the next 32 minutes. Now,...

DePaul’s 3-point gunners will test Cards; Walz looking for widespread improvement against DePaul

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — Better defense. Better effort. Faster start. That’s the most important trio of factors that University of Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz thinks his players must have Sunday if they expect to advance in the NCAA Tournament. After overcoming a slow start to defeat No. 14 Central Arkansas 87-60 in the opening round Friday...

Louisville pair of Walz, Moore continue winning ways at U.S. World Championship

Led by Mariya Moore and head coach Jeff Walz the U.S. Women’s U-19 World Championship Team won a gold medal Sunday, beating host Russia 78-70 at the 2015 FIBA U-19 World Championships in Chekhov, Russia (UofL Athletics Photo)   Mariya Moore and head coach Jeff Walz are becoming unstoppable when teamed together with USA Basketball.   The duo helped lead the U.S. Women’s U-19 World Championship...

Sports Notes: Western Kentucky softball star Kramer has monster week, but modest record

Western Kentucky pitcher Miranda Kramer pitched a no-hitter against Charlotte last week and nearly had another against No. 17 Kentucky (WKU Athletics Photo/Megan Stearman)   Western Kentucky University senior pitcher Miranda Kramer had quite a week last week even though she only had a 2-2 record to show for it.   Kramer is 20-7 and the only active NCAA Division I pitcher with over 1,000 career...

Louisville women fall one win shy of national championship with blowout loss to UCONN

Staff report   The Louisville women’s basketball team’s Cinderella run ended with a 93-60 loss to Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament championship game.   The No. 5 seed Cardinals were attempting to become the second school to win the men’s and women’s championships in the same season.   Connecticut shot a blistering 53 percent (35 of 66) from the field and 50...

UofL women come from behind to join
men’s team in national championship game

Staff report   The Louisville women’s basketball team kept the school’s hopes for a double national championship alive with a 64-57 win versus California in the Final Four Sunday. The Cardinals will play for the national championship on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., one day after the Louisville men play for their own title.   Louisville rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to advance...

UofL women come from behind to join men's team in national championship game

Staff report   The Louisville women’s basketball team kept the school’s hopes for a double national championship alive with a 64-57 win versus California in the Final Four Sunday. The Cardinals will play for the national championship on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., one day after the Louisville men play for their own title.   Louisville rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to advance...

Wesley Eversole: UofL athletic department has chance at rare double championship

Since NCAA Division I women’s basketball began sponsoring a national postseason tournament in 1982, there has only been one year in which the same school has won both the men’s and women’s title.   That year was 2004, when Connecticut’s men’s team defeated Georgia Tech for their second title and the women’s team defeated Tennessee for their fifth title. That number of dual champions...

Louisville women become second No. 5 seed to reach Final Four with 86-78 win vs. UT

Staff report   The University of Louisville women’s basketball team is going to the Final Four.   The No. 5 seed Cardinals advanced to New Orleans with an 86-78 win versus No. 2 seed Tennessee Monday night.   Louisville started the game on a 14-5 run and led 41-26 at halftime. Tennessee rallied in the second half, outscoring the Cardinals 52 to 45, but the comeback was not enough...