Louisville’s women’s basketball team has shown steady improvement in terms of consistency as the season progresses. Still, head coach Jeff Waltz wants more from his team, which has a big advantage when it clicks.
Waltz said this year’s squad is more of a puzzle than any of his past 15 teams as the Cardinals are looking for a more consistent lineup and rotation.
“As I tell them, I need some of them to start isolating themselves more,” Waltz said. Make it harder ’cause now there’s four or five people and that night is your night the next night is your night it’s mine I need more consistency I know what the box score sheets look like every night, so I need about four.”
Weekend summary:Haley Van Ris’ second-half surge falls short as Louisville women’s basketball loses to Duke
Louisville (11-5, 2-1 ACC) will head home with that goal in mind against Georgia Tech (9-5, 0-3) at KFC Yum! on Thursday at 8pm. center. One area where the Cardinals are finding consistency is shooting efficiency. They have shot at 47.0% of his clips from the field, which is a rank 18.th Rank 39 plus among NCAA Division I teamsth Recorded 76.8 points per game and 45 points offenseth Free throw success rate 75.9%.
Junior guard Haley Van Lis leads the league with 20.3 points per out, and is 2nd and 18th in the ACC.th all over the country. On December 6, he announced to SIUE that he reached 1,000 career points with a 105–32 win. In nine games he scored 20 or more points. That included his 23-point outing in his 63-56 U of L loss at Duke on Sunday, ending a six-game winning streak.
“I think the last four or five games she’s been really efficient,” Waltz said of Van Ris. Scoring against Duke Her chances didn’t present herself then she let the game come to her I thought she played well.
Van Lith is one of three cardinals to average double-digit scoring. Chrislyn Carr (11.1 points per game) and Morgan Jones (10.1) round out the group, with Olivia Cochran (9.4) not far behind. Cochrane is also efficient on the board with her 44 offensive rebounds, a team-most, averaging a Cardinals-best 7.1 in one outing, followed by her 5.5 for Van Ris. .
Bigger than Basketball:Norika Konno’s ‘special’ night with family ends with Louisville women’s basketball win
However, the biggest obstacle to Louisville’s even better offense is the number of turnovers. The group is averaging 15.9 turnovers per game, placing him 142nd in the rankings.nd The country has a 0.95 assist-to-sales ratio (103rd). That was the biggest factor in the Cardinals suffering their first ACC loss of the season. Card said in his first two quarters at Duke he committed 12 turnovers and finished with a total of 17 in the contest. Duke scored 19 points from the turnover leading to a 7-point loss to Louisville.
Walz hopes his team will reduce sales and aim for no more than about 10 people per night.
“If you get five turnovers in a drill, you’re going to run. “It’s either throwing the ball out of bounds without making eye contact, or simply flipping the ball and not paying attention to where the defense is, throwing it in the opposite direction.” It will be pick 6. Those are the things we have to get rid of.If we can do that, I like where this team has a chance to go because like I said, since Thanksgiving, I We have made great progress.”
What time is the Louisville Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia Tech game?
when: Wednesday at 8 p.m.
where: KFC Yum!Center, Louisville
What TV channel is the Louisville vs Georgia Tech game on?
The match will be broadcast on the ACC network (DirecTV Stream 610/1610; DirecTV 612; Dish 402; Spectrum 388) with Pam Ward (play-by-play) and Stephanie White (analyst) answering the phone.
How to Stream Louisville Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia Tech
Eligible subscribers can stream the game online on the ESPN app or at ESPN.com/watch.
How to Listen to the Louisville Women’s Basketball vs Georgia Tech Game
Nick Curran (play-by-play) and Courtnee Walton (analyst) will call the game on the Cardinal Sports Network (WLCL 93.9-FM and WGTK 970-AM in Louisville).
Louisville vs. Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Series History
The Cardinals have never lost to the Yellow Jackets and have a 9-0 record, including 4-0 on their home court. Last year, the U of L beat Georgia Tech 50-48 on the road with his second layup in the end of Emily Engstler, who scored 14 total points in the Cardinals contest. The top-25 matchup also featured 7 points, 13 rebounds from Cochrane and 7 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals from Van Ris.
Louisville vs. Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Live Updates, Scores & Highlights
To reach Louisville football, women’s basketball and baseball beat writer Alexis Cubit, visit email@example.com and follow @Alexis_Cubit on Twitter.