Feb. 6, 2009
Louisville, Ky. - The 5th ranked Louisville Cardinals will host West Virginia for its Think Pink game in Freedom Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. The Cardinals will wear pink uniforms in honor of the game and fans who wear pink can purchase tickets for $2 at the door.
The Cardinals enter the game ranked 5th in the AP Poll and 10th in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll this week. Louisville enters the game with an overall record of 21-2 and 8-1 in league play. Senior Angel McCoughtry leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 22.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Senior Candyce Bingham is second on the team in scoring and rebounding with 11.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
West Virginia enters the game with an overall record of 12-9 and a league record of 1-7. The Mountaineers own a 2-4 record on the road this season. Three players average double figures for the Mountaineers. Senior Liz Repella leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 15.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Takisha Granberry is second on the team in scoring with 15.3 points and Sarah Miles is third with 11.9 points per game. West Virginia's point guard Ashley Powell ranks fourth in the league with 5.0 assists per game.
Cardinal fans can purchase raffle tickets for three pink jerseys to be given away. The names will be chosen during the second half of the game. The WBCA began the WBCA Pink ZoneTM, formerly known as "Think Pink", in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. In 2007, more than 120 schools unified for this effort and helped make the inaugural year a success. In 2008, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.
The game will be broadcast live on WKRD (790 AM or 101.7 FM) or at www.uoflsports.com. Jim Kelch will handle play-by-play duties while Adrienne Johnson will be the color analyst.