Myisha Hines-Allen Named All-American
Myisha Hines-Allen’s single-game performances and season statistics certainly are warranting of postseason accolades.
The sophomore on Thursday afternoon was named to the five-member College Sports Madness All-America first team. The honor comes days after she was selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference all-Tournament Team and nearly a week from being voted the ACC Player of the Year.
The Montclair, N.J., native, an all-league first team selection, leads the eighth-ranked Cardinals (25-7) in scoring (17.5), rebounding (8.4), and field goal percentage (54.0). In helping Louisville to its 19th NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, she has totaled 11 double-doubles this year and scored at least 20 points on 11 occasions.
A three-time ACC Player of the Week, she has pushed her name into the top 10 in multiple ACC categories: third in scoring, third in rebounding, seventh in field goal percentage, eighth in free throw percentage (.794), second in defensive rebounds (5.4), and tied for fifth in offensive rebounds (3.0).
Hines-Allen also is working on making her marks in the record books. She currently is tied with Shoni Schimmel (2013-14) for sixth for most field goals in a season at 228. Should Hines-Allen maintain her scoring average, it would be the highest since Monique Reid produced 18.4 points during the 2009-10 season, while Hines-Allen’s rebounding rate would be the highest since Reid pulled down 9.2 that same year.
A 54.8 percent shooter for her career, Hines-Allen needs 56 points – she has 944 – to become the 26th player in program history to reach 1,000 for her career.
Women’s Basketball Selection Show Party Monday (March 14th)
The University of Louisville women’s basketball team is marching toward its sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and fans are encouraged to join the Cardinals in watching the NCAA Selection Show on Monday at The Sports and Social Club.
Admission to the venue on 4th Street is free, and doors open at 6 p.m. Free parking is available at the 4th Street garage (access from 5th Street), and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and drink specials will be available for those wearing Louisville gear.
Music from DJ K-Dogg is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., and the show on ESPN starts at 7 p.m. Radio play-by-play voice Matt Andrews will host a question-and-answer session with head coach Jeff Walz during the show.
Louisville, heading into the NCAA Tournament for the 19th time in program history and eighth under eighth-year coach Walz, produced a 25-7 mark. The Cardinals posted a 15-1 league record, its second-most conference wins in school history, finishing second in the regular-season standings, and advanced to the ACC Tournament semifinal as the No. 2 seed.
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