UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Preparing for Final Four Match-Up Against Mississippi St.

03/29/2018 04:38 PM

The Louisville women’s basketball team is hoping Friday night’s game is its penultimate game of the season, not its last.

The No. 1-seeded Cardinals (36-2) will take on the No. 1-seeded Mississippi St. Bulldogs (36-1) with a trip to the NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship Game on the line. Tip-off of their Final Four match-up is set for 7 p.m. ET inside Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Oh.

UofL will be hoping that the Bulldogs do not end its season with a loss, just like they did to the Louisville football and men’s basketball teams. The Louisville football team lost to Mississippi St. in last season’s TaxSlayer Bowl, while the Louisville men’s basketball team lost to Mississippi St. earlier this month in the 2018 NIT:

For the Cards to win Friday night, they will have to bring with them a lot of energy to the arena. One of the Cards’ most energetic players throughout the entire season has been guard Jazmine Jones:

This will not be the first time that the Cards have played a game inside Nationwide Arena this season. They beat then-No. 5 Ohio St. 95-90 in an overtime thriller on the same court back in November. During that game, UofL guard Asia Durr had a school-record 47-point performance.

The Cards are 2-0 all-time in national semifinal games, advancing to the National Championship Games in 2009 and 2013.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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