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Lady Cards Knock Off LSU For Sweet 16 Berth

Syracuse Louisville BasketballAngel McCoughtry dropped 28 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the Louisville Cardinals as they knocked off the 6th-seeded LSU Lady Tigers 62-52 to advance to their second straight sweet 16.  It didn’t look easy as LSU often exchanged leads with the Lady Cards throughout the game but Louisville was able to control the pace of the game, make a few quick runs and ultimately come out on top.

LSU’s Allison Hightower scored 21 points and dished out 5 assists but that just wasn’t enough for LSU who failed to advance to the sweet 16 for the first time in six seasons.  Louisville’s Candyce Bingham played the supporting role as she was able to score 17 points and grab 6 rebounds.  

In the end, Louisville proved to be the tougher team as they were able to hold off the Lady Tigers on their home floor.  The Lady Cardinals continue their quest for their first national championship when they take on 2nd-seeded Baylor on Saturday in Raleigh, NC.

The good news is that Louisville is playing good basketball, Angel McCoughtry is playing like she’s the best in the country, and the Cards look like they may be able to make a good run through the regionals and into the Final Four.  The bad news is that all roads look like they will eventually lead to playing Connecticut who has beaten Louisville twice this year by an average of 33 points.

UConn just seems to be on another level from the rest of women’s college basketball.

Let’s Go Lady Cards!!!

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The 3rd seeded Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team takes on 6th seeded LSU tonight at 9:30 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. On Sunday, the Lady Cardinals knocked off Liberty 62-42 as Angel McCoughtry led the way with 12 points and 6 rebounds.  Candyce Bingham tallied up 12 points while Becky Burke dropped 11 points on the Lady Flames and the Cards won their 30th game in a season for the first time ever.

The LSU Lady Tigers have a tenacious defense, allowing only 53.2 points per game but they are going to have to turn on the offense tonight if they hope for some success against Louisville.  The Cardinals shouldn’t have any problem taming the Lady Tigers though.

Prediction: Louisville 71 – LSU 59