The weekly radio show with Matt Andrews of Bats Radio began about two weeks ago. Matt is also our play-by-play announcer so it's always a great time when we get together to talk about what's happening with the team. The show is also a great opportunity for fans to call in and ask questions. The next show airs live on December 30 @ 6pm. You can listen to it on ESPN 680 AM and on the Tune In app (you can download it from the App Store and Google Play Store). It also streams on-line at ESPNLouisville.com. Call me during the next show at 502-267-9680 to ask any questions!
In team news...Antonita is doing well. She's with us at every practice and every game. The coaching staff, team and I definitely appreciate everyone's concerns, prayers and well wishes for her.
We played Austin Peay last Saturday. I thought we did a much better job of taking care of the basketball that game. We only had eight turnovers, which was well below our goal for the game. In practice, we've been working on making the extra pass and valuing every offensive possession. Guess it's paying off. This game was also Jude's first start since coming to the team. She did a great job stepping up, as usual.
We left for Ball State on Monday morning. We had the opportunity to practice for Tuesday's game against Ball State at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, where the Pacers and Fever play. We also caught the Pacers-Pistons game that night. Being at the Fieldhouse was an amazing experience. Our strategy against Ball State was to put the pressure on them early and to get a quick lead. The girls stuck to the game plan and we brought home the win.
Hope to see you at the KFC YUM! Center for our next game on Saturday against No. 11 Colorado. We'll take a short Christmas break and then continue the season also at the YUM! on Dec. 29 vs Southern Methodist.
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