Fear leads to either motivation or panic.

The University of Louisville women’s basketball is better than the average team, even with four potential starters still recovering from injuries. Good enough to challenge any team other tag UConn, Stanford, Notre Dame or Baylor.

The Lady Cards will get a decent seeding in the NCAA tournament but they won’t get very far if any of the aforementioned are in their bracket. They have far too much “respect” for them.

UofL fell behind 12-0 in the opening minutes Monday against Notre Dame in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament, scratched their way back to a 16-16 tie, managing to trail by only six points at the half.

Brick City would set in early in the second half, the Cards missing seven of their first eight shots while Notre Dame was racing to a 17-point lead and another easy victory. For the game, UofL would make 23 of 63 shots while committing 18 turnovers.

Frightful night, Notre Dame prevailing 83-59.

Charlie Springer

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

One thought on “Louisville women easy prey for Notre Dame

  • March 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Yes that will happen sometimes when #2 in the nation meets #16. I am still very proud of what these ladies have accomplished with four starters down. How would Pitino react with Gorgui, Chane, Peyton and Russ out? Two key rebounders, a great guard out and leading scorer inside hobbled and she is only able to go a few minutes.

    Louisville never gave up, though, in the game. Still battling, drawing charges, even when they were down by 18 with a minute to go.

    They will not beat any of the top four, true. They may never become one of those top four. Still, I am very proud of them and support them. Win or lose. And Walz is working on recruits. It’s a matter of time.


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