An interesting story about an unlikely friendship:
On the women’s side:
This past year, I’ve been to more Louisville women’s basketball games than any other teams’ games. I was there for their season opener against Southeast Missouri State. I went to a bunch of other games during the season, and I was at the first to rounds of the NCAA championship. I watched every other game, except for Kentucky and Air Force, which I missed because there was no television replay.
And since they’re in the Final Four, it’s my responsibility as a Cards fan to get on a plane and head to Columbus on Friday.
I mean, here are their fans:
Three points, Gryffindor. Am I right?
Years ago, I was at an NCAA tournament game where the No, 15 seed beat the No. 2 seed. That was huge. This is bigger.
OK. I don’t know what Fergie did to the national anthem at the NBA All-Star game, and I’m not even going to track it down on YouTube to get the full experience.
But if it was as bad as everyone says it was, would the crimson-coated, pussy-grabbing babyman have approved if all of the players took a knee?
Nice piece today in the Washington Post on Mya Fourstar, a 15-year-old basketball phenom in Montana, who’s hoping to leave the Fort Peck Indian Reservation for a career in college basketball when she graduates high school.
Reminds me of this former University of Louisville basketball phenom:
It’s four games into the season, but I’m really enjoying Louisville women’s basketball this year. The highlight has been the 95-90 win over Ohio State, in Columbus, where Asia Durr set a UofL basketball scoring record (men’s and women’s) with 47 points. But the other three matchups against Southeast Missouri State, Toledo and Michigan have been blowouts, winning by 40, 35 and 25 points, respectively.
Here’s how good they are. I went to the SEMO season opener and thought the Cards were looking really sloppy. That was the 40 point win. Then I watched the Michigan game last night, when they went into halftime down five points. Michigan only scored 12 points in the final two quarters. That’s 12 points total.
Given the disappointment of UofL football and the scandal around men’s basketball, women’s hoops may end up being the must-see sport in the city. (Of course, there’s still Notre Dame and Connecticut around to burst that bubble, but right now, the UofL women are the No. 5 team in the country.)