Feb. 19, 2012
Louisville, Ky. -
Louisville women's basketball (19-7, 8-5) will host No. 4 Notre Dame (25-2, 12-1) for a BIG EAST conference match up on Monday, Feb. 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center. Tuesday's contest will air on ESPN as a Big Monday match up with LaChina Robinson and Brenda VanLengen calling the action.
The Cardinals are coming off a 71-66 overtime win at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The Cardinals are led by the backcourt duo of senior Becky Burke and sophomore Shoni Schimmel. Schimmel leads the team in scoring and assists with 14.3 points and 4.6 assists per game. Burke is second in scoring with 11.5 points per game. Freshman guard Bria Smith rounds out the top scorers with 9.6 points per game. Redshirt freshman Shawnta' Dyer leads the team on the boards with 4.8 rebounds per game.
Notre Dame is coming off a 66-47 win over Providence at home on Tuesday night. Junior guard Skylar Diggins leads the Fighting Irish in scoring with 17.2 points per game. She leads the team with 122 foul shots, connecting on 79.7 percent from the line. Senior guard Natalie Novosel ranks second on the team in scoring with 14.6 points per game while leading the team from long range, connecting on 43.8 percent from behind the arc. Senior Devereaux Peters leads the team on the boards with 9.0 rebounds per game while ranking third on the team in scoring with 12.3 points per game. Rounding out the double figures scorers is sophomore guard Kayla McBride with 11.5 points per game.
Notre Dame leads the series 7-4 against the Cardinals. Monday's contest will air on the U of L Radio Network (790 AM) with Matt Andrews and Adrienne Johnson announcing.
The game is a Red out so all fans are encouraged to wear red to the game. Louisville will also honor those in the military by showing your military ID you will receive a FREE ticket to the game.
Also a President's Day Special for all fans with the last name of a U.S. President will receive a $2 ticket at the window.