Dec. 12, 2008
Louisville, Ky. -
I promise from here on out I will get my blog out on a weekly time table. It has been a season full of injuries and sickness but I am very proud of how this team has found a way to get through it.
Here goes the update. fº As I mentioned in my last blog, we are playing this season without Chauntise Wright, our starting center from last season. We are adjusting well and have been playing some good basketball. All of our post players have been stepping up to the challenge. Sophomore Laura Terry earned a spot in the starting lineup at our Xavier game on Nov. 22. She played very well and helped us earn a big road win. We traveled out west to play a tough game at Utah on Nov. 25. Laura was once again playing well for us until she injured her knee late in the second half. She was diagnosed with a micro-fracture in the knee and also chipped cartilage. She will be out 4-6 weeks as she recovers from being scoped last week.
Following the Utah win, we traveled to Nevada where we spent Thanksgiving as a team enjoying the mountain views. On Friday Nov. 28, we played Alabama in the first round of the tournament and came away with a 17-point win. The next night we played the host school Nevada in the championship game. It was a struggle from the tip as we got into early foul trouble and never could get into a rhythm at the offensive end of the floor. We ended up getting beat 85-82. We learned a lot from that game and I know it will benefit us as we continue the season. After a four hour plane delay coming home on Sunday, we finally made it back to Louisville at 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning. It wasn¡¦t all that bad since the kids did not even have to go back to the dorm before heading to their 8:00 a.m. classes. We don¡¦t mess around with school work here. fº
We were home for two days before we got ready to travel down to MTSU for another road game. This team has traveled many miles and has embraced the idea of the business trip. We consider all of our road games as a business trips. We have worked to do and we must be prepared. MTSU is a very good basketball team that we were able to beat by 23 points on the road. It is a win that will help prepare us for the BIG EAST.
After playing six of our first seven on the road with our only home game at the KICC, we finally are able to return home to play at Freedom Hall! We started our 10-game home stand with a good win over Ball State on Sunday, Dec. 7. Then on Wednesday night we had a very impressive 28-point win over Hartford. We are starting to defend better and teams have to adjust to us.
Thanks for all the support from our great fans and be sure to come out Sunday, Dec. 14 as we get ready to play Kentucky and SELL OUT Freedom Hall.
Remember, Be Good, Be Safe and Be Yourself!