He's a bellicose, sarcastic sideline ranter. But no one draws up game plans -- or makes his players believe in them -- like Louisville coach Jeff Walz.
Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley each scored 16 points to lead No. 3 Connecticut to a 72-58 win over 15th-ranked Louisville on Tuesday night.
Win or lose Tuesday, the season has been a success for Louisville and coach Jeff Walz, who led the Cardinals to the NCAA title game in just his second season.
Hampered by an ankle injury for a large part of the season so far, Bria Hartley is finally looking healthy and on top of her game. That could be bad news for unbeaten Duke in Big Monday's matchup.
President Barack Obama called Geno Auriemma to congratulate him on his team's 76-54 victory over Louisville in national championship game on Tuesday in St. Louis.
The Connecticut Huskies, 39-0 and the 2009 NCAA national champions, received all 31 first-place votes to finish No. 1 in the final ESPN/USA Today top 25 women's college basketball poll.
Past history (and two routs) indicate UConn might clobber Louisville again Tuesday when they play for the NCAA title. But don't tell the players or coaches involved that it's a done deal.
Some teams just outplay you offensively. But thanks to coach Jeff Walz and the masterful X's and O's in his game plans, Louisville's defense also excels at shutting down the opposition's strengths.
Former UConn All-American Shea Ralph is once again helping the Huskies win. This time, it's as an assistant coach.