Lady Cards Accept Invitation To Women’s Basketball Invitational

By Sonja Sykes

The University of Louisville women’s basketball team has accepted an invitation to compete in the new 16-team Women’s Basketball Invitational. The full field and tournament pairings will be announced Monday.

Teams not making the NCAA Tournament or WNIT are eligible. First-round match ups will be on Wednesday and Thursday next week. The tournament features an east coast, west coast bracket format, with higher seeded teams hosting home games, and retaining most of the revenue.

Coach Jeff Walz is hopeful Louisville (14-17) can secure a first round game at Freedom Hall. He noted that junior guard LaToya Johnson and freshman guard Nikki Burton could be available for the game. Both have recovered sufficiently from injuries to possibly play if cleared by the U of L medical staff.

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By Charlie Springer

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