Louisville Cardinals women's basketball

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Louisville Cardinals women's basketball
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University University of Louisville
Head coach Jeff Walz (16th season)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Location Louisville, Kentucky
Arena KFC Yum! Center
(Capacity: 22,090)
Nickname Cardinals
ColorsRed and black [1]
   
Uniforms
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NCAA tournament runner-up
2009, 2013
NCAA tournament Final Four
2009, 2013, 2018, 2022
NCAA tournament Elite Eight
2009, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen
2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
NCAA tournament second round
1993, 1995, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
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, 2021, 2022
Conference tournament champions
1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1993, 2018
Conference regular season champions
1992, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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.

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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.

Current roster

2021–22 Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightYearPrevious schoolHometown
F 0Ramani Parker6 ft 4 in(1.93 m)RS So Montverde Academy Fresno, CA
G 2Ahlana Smith5 ft 9 in(1.75 m)Jr Mallard Creek
Gulf Coast State
Charlotte, NC
F 3Alexia Mobley6 ft 2 in(1.88 m)Fr Reynoldsburg Reynoldsburgh, OH
G 5Mykasa Robinson5 ft 7 in(1.7 m)Sr Ashland Blazer Ashland, KY
G 10 Hailey Van Lith 5 ft 7 in(1.7 m)So Cashmere Wenatchee, WA
G 11Norika Konno5 ft 10 in(1.78 m)Jr Seiwa Gakuen Sendai, Japan
G 12Payton Verhulst6 ft 1 in(1.85 m)Fr Bishop Miege De Soto, KS
G 13Merissah Russell5 ft 11 in(1.8 m)So Cairine Wilson Ottawa, Ontario
G 14Kianna Smith6 ft 0 in(1.83 m)RS Sr Troy HS (CA)
California
Moreno Valley, CA
F 21 Emily Engstler 6 ft 1 in(1.85 m)Sr St. Francis Prep
Syracuse
New York, NY
F 22Elizabeth Dixon6 ft 5 in(1.96 m)Sr Ridgeway
Georgia Tech
Memphis, TN
G 23Chelsie Hall5 ft 7 in(1.7 m)GS Seffner Christian
Vanderbilt
Boca Raton, FL
F 44Olivia Cochran6 ft 3 in(1.91 m)So Carver Columbus, GA
F 45Sydni Schetnan6 ft 5 in(1.96 m)Fr Washington Sioux Falls, SD
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: October 29, 2021

History

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, 2019, 2021, and 2022. They reached the Final Four 4 times in 2009, 2013, 2018, and 2022; 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. [2]

Asia Durr Era (2015–2019)

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. Durr was named to the All-American list for 2019, and was nominated for the John. R Wooden Award in the same season. In high school she was also selected as the Miss Georgia Girls Basketball Player of the Year twice, 2014 and 2015.

Season-by-season Results

SeasonRecordConference RecordPostseason Finish
1975–7612–11n/an/a
1976–7715–7n/an/a
1977–7818–9n/an/a
1978–7917–107–5n/a
1979–8017–177–5Metro Conference Tournament Champions
1980–8114–145–7Metro Conference Tournament Champions
1981–8219–84–2n/a
1982–8320–105–4Metro Conference Tournament Champions
NCAA First Round
1983–8415–167–3Metro Conference Tournament Champions
NCAA First Round
1984–8517–144–6n/a
1985–868–202–8n/a
1986–8711–174–8n/a
1987–8812–164–8n/a
1988–894–240–12n/a
1989–9017–126–8n/a
1990–9124–119–5n/a
1991–9220–911–1Metro Regular Season Champions
1992–9319–127–5Metro Conference Tournament Champions
NCAA Second Round
1993–9410–167–5n/a
1994–9525–87–5NCAA Second Round
1995–9617–119–5n/a
1996–9720–912–2Conference USA Season Champions
NCAA First Round
1997–9820–1212–4n/a
1998–9921–1112–4Conference USA Season Champions
NCAA First Round
1999–0016–138–6n/a
2000–0119–1014–2Conference USA Season Champions
NCAA First Round
2001–0217–138–6n/a
2002–0315–145–9n/a
2003–0420–1011–3n/a
2004–0522–911–3NCAA first round
2005–0619–1010–6NCAA first round
2006–0727–810–6NCAA Second Round
2007–0826–1010–6NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2008–0934–514–2NCAA Runner-up
2009–1014–185–11WBI First Round
2010–1122–1310–6NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2011–1223–1010–6NCAA second round
2012–1329–911–5NCAA Runner-up
2013–1433–516–2NCAA Elite Eight
2014–1527–712–4NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2015–1626–815–1NCAA Second Round
2016–1729–812–4NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2017–1836–315–1NCAA Final Four
2018–1932–414–2NCAA Elite Eight
2019–2028–416–2Postseason Cancelled
2020–2126–414–2NCAA Elite Eight
2021–2229–516–2 NCAA Final Four
2022–2315–86–4

NCAA tournament results

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1983 #7First Round(2) TexasL 84–55
1984 #8First Round(1) GeorgiaL 112–69
1993 #11First Round
Second Round
(6) Connecticut
(3) Auburn
W 74–71
L 66–61
1995 #11First Round
Second Round
(6) Oregon
(3) Georgia
W 67–65
L 81–68
1997 #10First Round(7) AuburnL 68–65
1998 #10First Round
Second Round
(7) Utah
(2) Duke
W 69–61
L 69–53
1999 #10First Round(7) IllinoisL 69–67
2001 #13First Round(4) XavierL 80–52
2005 #9First Round(8) USCL 65–49
2006 #9First Round(8) VanderbiltL 76–64
2007 #6First Round
Second Round
(11) BYU
(3) Arizona State
W 80–54
L 67–58
2008 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
(13) Miami (OH)
(5) Kansas State
(1) North Carolina
W 81–67
W 80–63
L 78–74
2009 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
(14) Liberty
(6) LSU
(2) Baylor
(1) Maryland
(1) Oklahoma
(1) Connecticut
W 62–42
W 62–52
W 56–39
W 77–60
W 61–59
L 76–54
2011 #7First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
(10)Vanderbilt
(2) Xavier
(11) Gonzaga
W 81–62
W 85–75
L 76–69
2012 #7First Round
Second Round
(10) Michigan State
(2) Maryland
W 67–55
L 72–68
2013 #5First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
(12) Middle Tennessee State
(4) Purdue
(1) Baylor
(2) Tennessee
(2) California
(1) Connecticut
W 74–49
W 76–63
W 82–81
W 86–78
W 64–57
L 93–60
2014 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
(14) Idaho
(6) Iowa
(7) LSU
(4) Maryland
W 88–42
W 83–53
W 73–47
L 76–73
2015 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
(14) BYU
(6) South Florida
(7) Dayton
W 86–53
W 60–52
L 82–66
2016 #3First Round
Second Round
(14) Central Arkansas
(6) DePaul
W 87–60
L 73–72
2017 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
(13) Chattanooga
(5) Tennessee
(1) Baylor
W 82–62
W 75–64
L 97–63
2018 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
(16) Boise State
(8) Marquette
(4) Stanford
(6) Oregon State
(1) Mississippi State
W 74–42
W 90–72
W 86–59
W 76–43
L 73–63 (OT)
2019 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
(16) Robert Morris
(8) Michigan
(4) Oregon State
(2) Connecticut
W 69–34
W 71–50
W 61–44
L 80–73
2021 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
(15) Marist
(7) Northwestern
(6) Oregon
(1) Stanford
W 74–43
W 62–53
W 60–42
L 63–78
2022 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
(16) Albany
(9) Gonzaga
(4) Tennessee
(3) Michigan
(1) South Carolina
W 83–51
W 68–59
W 76–64
W 62–50
L 59–72

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