Milestone: Lady Cards 57, Rutgers 56

The University of Louisville women proved they can play tough, too, against a Rutgers team known for its bruising style of play. The only difference was the Lady Cards added the elements of speed and a full court press. Angel McCoughtry had 20 points and a big strip at the end as Louisville toppled No. 4 Rutgers 57-56 Sunday in the second round of the Big East Women’s Tournament.

Don’t doubt for a second that this was not a signature win, another major step forward for the Cards in gaining national respect. Jeff Walz knows his stuff. Angel McCoughtry, Candyce Bingham, Chautise Wright, Brandie Radde, Patrika Barlow, Keshia Hines, Laura Terry, Courtney Simmons congratulate yourselves. And how about Deseree Byrd? Now, that is one tough lady. Semifinals Monday, 6 p.m., ESPNU. Read Sonja’s exclusive report.

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Charlie Springer

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

6 thoughts on “Milestone: Lady Cards 57, Rutgers 56

  • March 9, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    You rock, Lady Cards! Come back strong tomorrow night, then rip UConn. Bring them back down to earth.

  • March 9, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    What an amazing game to watch. A true milestone indeed!

    Congrats Cards!!

  • March 10, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Congrats, Lady Cards!

    BTW, Card fans, Just found these this morning– 2 free Card photo-shop sites:

    Also, some kind anonymous soul today dropped off some additions to our Card Calendar Girl section….

    (Oh, if you’re kind enough to drop by–vote for how far the Cards will run in ‘08.)



  • March 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Great picture of Angel McCoughtry and Jeff Walz.

  • March 12, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    To the victors go the spoils, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Charde
    Houston of UConn was named the MVP of the Big East Women’s Tournament.

    Now, let’s call in Mr. Obvious. If asked, he’s going to tell you that the long,
    lanky battler with the chip on her shoulder and the 35 on her back should get
    that award. 4 outstanding games in 4 days. Even my yorkie, who has no crossover
    or bracketology skills (but a punishing first step) would be able to bark out
    “McCoughtry” if asked who was the dominant player of this tournament.

    It’s OK, Angel. Those who know hoops, know talent and determination know you
    were the best. And, it just might give you the emphasis to take the fight to the
    Big Dance and show an even bigger national audience that the second coming of
    “35” is one of the best five players in the women’s college basketball nation.

    So, it’s time for the men to play.
    We’ll watch DP, E5, T-Will and DC tomorrow night. But, if you’re like me,
    Tuesday night will still be lingering in your memories.

  • December 13, 2008 at 10:21 am

    GO Cards !!!!

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