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|Louisville Cardinals women's basketball|
|University||University of Louisville|
|Head coach||Jeff Walz (12th season)|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Arena|| KFC Yum! Center |
|Colors||Red and Black |
|NCAA Tournament Runner-up|
|NCAA Tournament Final Four|
|2009, 2013, 2018|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|2009, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|NCAA Tournament Second round|
|1993, 1995, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1983, 1984, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1993, 2018|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1992, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2018, 2019|
The Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team represents the University of Louisville in women's basketball. The school competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Cardinals play home basketball games at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
The University of Louisville is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky, a member of the Kentucky state university system. When founded in 1798, it was the first city-owned public university in the United States and one of the first universities chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly to be a "Preeminent Metropolitan Research University". The university enrolls students from 118 of 120 Kentucky counties, all 50 U.S. states, and 116 countries around the world.
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.
Louisville's current head coach is Jeff Walz, who joined the team in 2007. Under his leadership the school moved into the top 15 in attendance his first year, averaging 6,456 fans per game.
|2017–18 Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team|
Arizona State University is a public metropolitan research university on five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona.
Auburn University is a public research and Land-grant university in Auburn, Alabama. With more than 23,000 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of more than 30,000 with 1,260 faculty members, Auburn is the second largest university in Alabama. It is one of the state's two public flagship universities.
The term walk-on is used in sports, particularly American college athletics, to describe an athlete who becomes part of a team without being recruited beforehand or awarded an athletic scholarship. This results in the differentiation between "walk-on" players and "scholarship" players.
The Cardinals have reached the NCAA Tournament in 1983, 1984, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. They reached the Final Four 3 times in 2009, 2013, and 2018; losing in the title game twice (09,13). They have been in six conferences, playing in the Kentucky Women's Intercollegiate Conference from 1978 to 1981, the Metro Conference from 1981 to 1995, Conference USA from 1995 to 2005, the Big East Conference from 2005 to 2013, the American Athletic Conference for the 2013–14 season, and the Atlantic Coast Conference since 2014.
Asia Durr was named ACC Player of the Year two years in a row in 2018 and 2019. Durr, received 29 of 31 votes for pre-season All-American. In high school she was also selected as the Miss Georgia Girls Basketball Player of the Year twice, 2014 and 2015. Asia Durr was named to the All-American list for 2019 and she is on the quest to be Top 5 of her class drafted into the WNBA in 2019. Durr, was nominated for the John. R Wooden Award in the same season as she is on a mission to be one of the best the WNBA has seen.
Asia Durr is an American basketball player for the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association. She completed her college career with the Louisville Cardinals in 2019.
|Season||Record||Conference Record||Postseason Finish|
|1979–80||17–17||7–5||Metro Conference Tournament Champions|
|1980–81||14–14||5–7||Metro Conference Tournament Champions|
|1982–83||20–10||5–4||Metro Conference Tournament Champions|
NCAA First Round
|1983–84||15–16||7–3||Metro Conference Tournament Champions|
NCAA First Round
|1991–92||20–9||11–1||Metro Regular Season Champions|
|1992–93||19–12||7–5||Metro Conference Tournament Champions|
NCAA Second Round
|1994–95||25–8||7–5||NCAA Second Round|
|1996–97||20–9||12–2||Conference USA Season Champions|
NCAA First Round
|1998–99||21–11||12–4||Conference USA Season Champions|
NCAA First Round
|2000–01||19–10||14–2||Conference USA Season Champions|
NCAA First Round
|2004–05||22–9||11–3||NCAA First Round|
|2005–06||19–10||10–6||NCAA First Round|
|2006–07||27–8||10–6||NCAA Second Round|
|2007–08||26–10||10–6||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2009–10||14–18||5–11||WBI First Round|
|2010–11||22–13||10–6||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2011–12||23–10||10–6||NCAA Second Round|
|2013–14||33–5||16–2||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2014–15||27–7||12–4||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2015–16||26–8||15–1||NCAA Second Round|
|2016–17||29–8||12–4||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2017–18||36–3||15–1||NCAA Final Four|
|2018–19||32–4||14–2||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
Western Kentucky University is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States. It was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier. In the fall 2016 semester, enrollment was approximately 20,000.
College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes.
The Louisville Cardinals teams play in the Atlantic Coast Conference, beginning in the 2014 season. While playing in the Big East Conference from 2005 through 2013, the Cardinals captured 17 regular season Big East titles and 33 Big East Tournament titles totaling 50 Big East Championships across all sports. With their 2013 Sugar Bowl appearance against the Florida Gators, the Cardinals football team became the only football team in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to have appeared in and won two Bowl Championship Series bowls, having defeated Wake Forest 24–13 in the 2007 Orange Bowl and Florida 33–23 in the 2013 Sugar Bowl. On November 28, 2012, Louisville received and accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference and became a participating member in all sports in 2014.
Sports in Louisville, Kentucky include amateur and professional sports in baseball, football, horse racing, horse shows, ice hockey, soccer and lacrosse. The city of Louisville and the Louisville metropolitan area have a sporting history from the mid-19th century to the present day.
The Kentucky–Louisville rivalry refers to the rivalry between the University of Kentucky Wildcats (Kentucky) and the University of Louisville Cardinals (Louisville). The Kentucky–Louisville rivalry is one of the most passionate rivalries, especially in men's college basketball. It is considered one of the most intense rivalries in the NCAA. The intensity of the rivalry is captivated by the proximity of the two schools, the state of Kentucky's interest in college sports, as well as cultural differences between the city of Louisville and the rest of the state.
The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team is the men's college basketball program representing the University of Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) of NCAA Division I. The Cardinals have officially won two NCAA championships in 1980 and 1986 ; and have officially been to 8 Final Fours in 38 official NCAA tournament appearances while compiling 61 tournament wins.
The UConn Huskies women's basketball team is the college basketball program representing the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, in NCAA Division I women's basketball competition. They currently play in the American Athletic Conference.
The Louisville Cardinals baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball program of the University of Louisville, located in Louisville, Kentucky. The program was a member of the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference for the 2014 season and joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in July 2014. The Cardinals have played at Jim Patterson Stadium since the venue opened during the 2005 season. Dan McDonnell has been the program's head coach since the start of the 2007 season. As of the end of the 2017 season, the program has appeared in eleven NCAA Tournaments and four College World Series. In conference postseason play, it has won two Big East Conference Baseball Tournaments. In regular season play, it has won two Metro Conference titles, four Big East Conference titles, one American Athletic Conference title, and one Atlantic Coast Conference title. Louisville also set the ACC record for most conference wins in a season with 25 on May 16, 2015.
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The Louisville–Memphis rivalry is a sports rivalry between the University of Louisville Cardinals and University of Memphis Tigers. The two NCAA Division I schools compete in various sports, with men's basketball and college football in particular being prominent. Both schools were represented in a 2008 Sheraton commercial featuring fans of other college sport rivals such as Michigan/Ohio State, Duke/North Carolina, USC/UCLA, and Syracuse/Georgetown.
The 2013–14 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team represented the University of Louisville during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, Louisville's 100th season of intercollegiate competition. The Cardinals competed in the American Athletic Conference and were coached by Rick Pitino in his 13th season. The team played its home games on Denny Crum Court at the KFC Yum! Center.
Shoni Schimmel is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. She was an All-American college player at the University of Louisville and a first round draft pick of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream.
The Louisville Cardinals women's soccer team represent University of Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) of NCAA Division I women's college soccer. The team has never won the ACC regular season championship, but has won both the Big East and Conference USA regular season championship once. The team has advanced to the NCAA Women's soccer tournament 5 times, never making it past the second round.
The 2017–18 Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball season began with practices in October 2017, followed by the start of the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season in November. Conference play started in late December 2017 and will conclude in March with the 2018 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC. The regular season and tournament champions were the Louisville Cardinals.
Arike Ogunbowale is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was the Most Outstanding Player of Notre Dame's 2018 national title run, hitting game-winning baskets in both the semi-final and championship game.
The 2018–19 Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball season began with practices in October 2018, followed by the start of the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season in November. Conference play started in January 2019 and concluded in March with the 2019 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC.
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