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.