PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Sixth-ranked Louisville scrapped on the boards and gave coach Jeff Walz the level of fight he didn't see a night before.
Third-ranked Texas did the same for coach Vic Schaefer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hailey Van Lith scored 25 points, Payton Verhulst had a steal and the game-clinching free throws with 2.2 seconds left and No. 7 Louisville escaped Belmont with a 75-70 win on Sunday night.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chrislyn Carr scored 15 points to lead No. 7 Louisville to an 84-62 win over IUPUI on Thursday night.
The Cardinals (2-0) shot 55.9% in the first half and led by as much as 44-27 in the second quarter.
Louisville is the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite again, though fulfilling that lofty projection will require navigating a more crowded group of serious challengers.
After recent seasons in which Louisville and North Carolina State comprised the league’s top tier, 2022-23 begins with several teams poised to make noise.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Walz has had a lot of success getting players to transfer to Louisville over the last few years, including three starters on his Final Four team this season.
He's not the only coach in the Final Four who has bolstered the roster by using the transfer portal as both South Carolina and UConn have found supplemental players from it.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This is Louisville's fourth trip to the national semifinals in 15 seasons under coach Jeff Walz, a feat that has ensured every four-player in the program under his direction has had the opportunity to experience the Final Four.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Emily Engstler's shot wouldn't drop, yet her dominant performance helped Louisville reach the women's Final Four.
The versatile All-ACC forward made just 1 of 9 field goals against Michigan in the Wichita Region final on Monday night.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jeff Walz leaned back alongside Louisville star Hailey Van Lith with his eyes closed, white cap emblazoned with “Wichita Regional Champions” flipped backward on his head and a freshly cut- down net hanging around his neck.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hailey Van Lith and Emily Engstler knew Louisville had allowed far too many leads to slip away in the fourth quarter this season, including the disheartening loss to Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The women's basketball program that Jeff Walz has built at Louisville over the past 15 years resembles in so many ways the juggernaut Pat Summitt built at Tennessee, with one important exception: winning a national championship.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hailey Van Lith claims she’s not much of a dancer, but her moves Sunday kept Louisville around for at least another weekend.
The sophomore guard scored 21 points for Louisville in its 68-59 win over Gonzaga on Sunday.
Louisville moved past its painful collapse in the conference tournament to dominate its NCAA Tournament opener, and aim to keep that going against a ninth-seeded Gonzaga squad determined to pull off an upset.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz has agreed to a contract extension through the 2028-29 season.
The university announced the extension on Friday, but did not release any details of the contract.
Louisville appreciates its latest No. 1 seeding in the NCAA Tournament a little more than usual.
The Cardinals’ early exit from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament raised questions about where they would land in the bracket.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has hired longtime Louisville assistant Sam Purcell as head coach to succeed interim coach Doug Novak.
Purcell has spent the past nine seasons with the No.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers wrapped up work Monday on legislation endorsed by prominent coaches to regulate name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes in the state.
The measure won 89-2 final passage in the House, which sent the bill to Gov.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawmakers advanced a measure Tuesday to regulate name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes in Kentucky, putting the proposal one vote away from clearing the legislature.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Neither coach Jeff Walz nor starting guard Hailey Van Lith expected an easy time Sunday when No. 4 Louisville visited No. 14 Notre Dame for their second Atlantic Coast Conference meeting in two weeks.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hailey Van Lith scored 20 points to lead No. 3 Louisville to a 70-56 victory over No. 23 Virginia Tech on Sunday.
Coming off a one-point loss Thursday at No. 22 North Carolina, the Cardinals (23-3, 14-2) dominated from the start.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Kianna Smith had 21 points and Olivia Cochran scored the go-ahead basket as No. 4 Louisville outlasted Miami 69-66 Tuesday night.
Cochran finished with 18 points, including her layup with 32 seconds remaining that gave Louisville (19-2, 9-1, Atlantic Coast Conference) a 67-66 advantage.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Jeff Walz wasn't surprised to see his team's big lead whacked down to a couple of possessions. Nor was he shocked by Hailey Van Lith's response that helped the No. 5 Cardinals maintain their edge.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hailey Van Lith scored 17 points for No. 3 Louisville in a 72-60 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday.
The Cardinals (16-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) rebounded from Thursday’s loss to N.C.
BOSTON (AP) — Louisville's signature is defense. That's all the third-ranked Cardinals needed to get them going on a tough day against Boston College.
Kianna Smith scored 18 points, Hailey Van Lith added 16 and No.
ATLANTA (AP) — Emily Engstler scored 14 points and hit a layup with three seconds remaining to lift No. 3 Louisville to its 12th straight victory, 50-48 over No. 16 Georgia Tech on Sunday.
In a matchup of the nation’s top scoring defense in Georgia Tech and the nation’s third-best in Louisville, the Yellow Jackets (10-3, 2-0 ACC) were trying to knock off a top-three team for the second time after beating UConn at home on Dec.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jeff Walz's Louisville teams had never beaten UConn in Connecticut.
That's one streak he won't have to talk about again.
Hailey Van Lith scored 10 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and the No.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With No. 7 Louisville needing any spark it could get, Ahlana Smith's clutch sequence on both ends of the floor finally shifted momentum against No. 14 Kentucky.
Smith and Hailey Van Lith each made two late baskets and the Cardinals held off Kentucky 64-58 on Sunday to beat their in-state archrivals for the fifth straight time.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz appreciates scoring efficiency.
That's why the shooting performances of the two Smiths — Ahlana and Kianna — resonated deeply with him.
SEATTLE (AP) — Kianna Smith and Liz Dixon each scored 13 points for No. 10 Louisville, which beat Washington 61-53 on Saturday.
The Cardinals (3-1) led by as much as 16 late in the third quarter, but had to hold off a late charge by the Huskies to win their third straight.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sixth-ranked Louisville and women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz have agreed to a contract extension through 2028.
Financial terms were not released. Walz’s previous deal was extended in 2018 through the 2024-25 season.
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