Videos from the Louisville women's basketball team prior to opening the NCAA Tournament at home on Friday against Central Arkansas

The University of Louisville women's basketball team will open the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the KFC Yum Center against Central Arkansas. Here's video from the Cardinals as they prepare for the Sugar Bears.

It's March Madness time for the University of Louisville women's basketball team.

The No. 8-ranked Cardinals - seeded No. 3 in the Dallas Regional - will open NCAA Tournament play on Friday at 2:30 p.m. against Central Arkansas in the KFC Yum Center. DePaul and James Madison play in the opening game at noon.

Louisville (25-7, 15-1 ACC) is making its 19th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and sixth consecutive under head coach Jeff Walz, who has led the Cardinals to eight overall in his reign at Louisville. As a No. 3 seed, the Cardinals have achieved a 10-3 record, advancing to the Final Four (2009), Elite Eight (2014), and Sweet 16 (2015).

On the season, Myisha Hines-Allen is leading the Cardinals in scoring with 17.5 points and 8.4 rebounds.

It's the first meeting between the two schools. The Sugar Bears (28-3) won the Southland Tournament and are 15-1 this season away from home. Maggie Proffitt leads the Sugar Bears with 14.3 points a game.


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