Too good to be true, the University of Louisville women’s basketball team leading Notre Dame by nine points with six minutes to go in the third quarter. The Cardinals couldn’t hold on, however, blowing an opportunity to claim first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

What coulda, shoulda been thinking is for losers. They will have to wait another day.

UofL could never reclaim the lead after Myisha Hines-Allen collected her fifth foul with five minutes remaining in the game. The Louisville women looking every bit the team that had won 15 straight games up until that point.

Final score: Notre Dame 66, Louisville 61. Before a crowd of 13,837 at the KFC Yum! Center.

Hines-Allen had team scoring honors with 16 points, followed by Mariya Moore and Briahanna Jackson with 13 and 12 points, respectively.


Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.