39 and 28 points. 168 to 101. Those are the deficits and combined scores of Louisville’s Lady Cards previous match ups this season with UCONN. The Huskies handed Louisville two of it’s four losses this season. The last time they met for the Big East Tournament finals, UCONN beat the Lady Cards by 39 points, while Louisville only scored 36 points as a team. Maya Moore (UCONN) scored 28 points by herself. Angel McCoughtry led Louisville with 9 points (3-16).
The Huskies haven’t lost a game since this time last year when they fell to Stanford in the Final Four (a game they got revenge for this year). That is 38 in a row. A streak that doesn’t have a win that isn’t by double digits. In fact the closest anyone has got to UCONN is ten points in defeat (Notre Dame and Rutgers). They (UCONN) are beating this years tournament opponents by an average of 25 points a game. Well no one is giving Louisville a chance in this game, the Lady Cards are a 16 point underdog.
You think any of this matters to coach Jeff Walz and the rest of the team?