Jody Demling

Cardinal Authority presents this week's edition of the weekly notebook of items surrounding the Louisville women's basketball program

Cardinal Authority presents this week's edition of the weekly notebook of items surrounding the Louisville women's basketball program.

Hines-Allen named All-American

Louisville junior Myisha Hines-Allen has been tabbed an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.

The reigning ACC Player of the Year averaged 17.6 points and 8.4 rebounds as a sophomore and was also selected as the preseason ACC Player of the Year. Hines-Allen is 17 points from joining the 1,000-point club.

She is currently third on the school's all-time list for field-goal percentage at 55.1 percent, while she's tied for 14th in school history with 12 double-doubles. She had 11 of her 12 last season.

Hines-Allen, Moore on ESPN list

Hines-Allen and fellow sophomore Mariya Moore made the ESPNW listing of the top 25 players in women's basketball.

The site listed the players from 1-25.

Hines-Allen checked in at No. 11 and the blurb on her game says she "owns the paint." The site said Hines-Allen "demonstrated a mastery of the paint" during her sensational sophomore season.

ESPN lists the 6-foot Moore as the No. 22 player in the country, calling her a "headliner on the banks of the Ohio."

Cards No. 5 in the ESPN poll

Louisville was No. 5 in the first Associated Press poll and the Cardinals checks in at the same ranking in the ESPN poll.

The Cardinals finished 26-8 last season and return all five starters and have a top-five recruiting class as newcomers.

ESPN says U of L coach Jeff Walz will have "four top-flight scoring options on the floor at any one time."

U of L a No. 1 seed in bracketology

The Cardinals join four-time defending champion Connecticut, Notre Dame and South Carolina as the No. 1 seeds in the first bracketology of the season by ESPN's Charlie Creme.

ESPN has the Cardinals as the No. 1 seed in the Oklahoma City regional.

The bracket would have Louisville hosting the first two rounds, against Central Arkansas and then either Kansas State or Michigan. The No. 2 seed in the U of L bracket would be Maryland, followed by Oklahoma at No. 3 and Tennessee at No. 4.

A first look at the Cardinals

Fans can get a first look at the Cardinals on Sunday at 2 o'clock in an exhibition game against Lindsey Wilson.

Admission to the KFC Yum Center will be free for the game.


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