Jeff Walz came close to apologizing to University of Louisville women’s basketball fans after his team was defeated by South Florida 63-60 in the closing seconds to nail the lid on a losing regular season record.
“I promise you this will not happen again,” he told the crowd of approximately 5,000 people attending the final regular season game ever at historic Freedom Hall. “I’m very proud of this team. They have fought so hard despite so much adversity and injuries. We will be back.”
USF’s Alysson Speed hit her eighth three-point shot with four seconds remaining to give her team the win. The Lady Cards’ record is 13-15, and the last regular season game is at Rutgers on Monday. Here’s the shot:
The best player on the floor was U of L’s Monique Reid, finishing with 33 points and eight rebounds during her 39 minutes.
Seniors Chauntise Wright and Brandie Radde were honored in pre-game ceremonies.