Turns out Bobby Petrino isn’t the only coach who can recover from a 3-5 start at the University of Louisville.  Recovering, and excelling is exactly what Jeff Walz and his Cardinal basketball team have done since beginning the first eight games of the season with that surprising record.  Now, the Cards are 13-5, 5-0 in ACC play, and have even re-entered the top 25, coming into the UVA game at#23.  Last night the Cardinals used stifling defense to propel them to another victory over Virginia(12-6, 2-2) 59-41.

The win was the tenth in a row, and is the second longest winning streak in the program’s history.  (Record is 16 wins in a row by the 2013-14 squad.)  More importantly than the wins, is the manner in which they are coming.  Early in the season, defense was the largest question mark for this squad.  Now, it has become a staple.  Louisville held UVA to 33% from the field, including 3-11 from the three point line.  The Cards also out rebounded the Hoos 34-29.

For offense, the Cards found it from familiar sources.  Myisha Hines-Allen pitched in 16, while Cortnee Walton added 12, Mariya Moore 11, and Asia Durr had 10.  While Briahanna Jackson scored only two points on 0-5 shooting, including 0-3 from the floor.

The Cards are back in action on  Sunday with a 2:00 tilt against the Wolfpack of NC State.  The Pack are coming off of a surprising upset of #22 Duke earlier this week and enter the contest 13-5 overall, and 4-1 in the ACC.




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Keith Poynter

Keith Poynter graduated from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in May of 2011. While in law school, Keith studied Sports Law as well as other core curriculum. Prior to becoming an attorney, Keith worked in the insurance industry for 6 years, and was a police officer in both Kentucky and Tennessee for 6 years. As an avid sports fan, former basketball official and current youth sports coach, Keith is heavily involved in sports when not at work or with his family at the lake. Keith's diverse background makes him an excellent source for legal opinion about issues surrounding the sporting world. Whether the matter be criminal or contractual, Keith's unique experience and education allows him to offer insight that may be missed by the casual fan. Keith is available for commentary on any legal issues that may arise in the Kentuckiana area and will routinely post articles concerning local and national sports law topics.

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