It's not that Alyssa Thomas and Shoni Schimmel can't do it all on their own. But on Sunday, with the help of teammates such as Maryland's Lauren Mincy and Louisville's Tia Gibbs and Asia Taylor, the senior stars didn't have to.
Once again, Shoni Schimmel fell short on the court against UConn, but Monday was about more than one game. It was a chance to celebrate someone who has become a part of the Louisville community and united the Native American nation.
After multiple injuries and transferring to Louisville, Tia Gibbs will play her final college game in 2014 -- six years after she played her first one. The circuitous journey and all the additional miles have taken a visible toll on the guard.
Shoni Schimmel had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Sara Hammond scored 11 of her 13 points in the first five minutes as No. 7 Louisville overwhelmed Ball State 105-67 on Tuesday night.