2008–09 Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team

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2008-09 Louisville Cardinals women's basketball
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches #2[1]
2008-09 record ( Big East)
Head coach Jeff Walz
Assistant coach Stephanie Norman
Assistant coach Michelle Clark-Heard
Assistant coach Bethann Shapiro Ord
Home arena Freedom Hall
Seasons
« 2007-08 2009-10 »

The 2008–09 Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team represented the University of Louisville in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Cardinals were coached by Jeff Walz, and the Cardinals played their home games at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. The Lady Cardinals are a member of the Big East Conference and advanced to the NCAA championship match.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Roster[edit]

Number Name Height Position Class
4 Gwen Rucker 6-1 Forward Freshman
11 Becky Burke 5-11 Guard Freshman
13 Candyce Bingham 6-1 Forward Senior
14 Janae Howard 6-1 Forward Freshman
24 Laura Terry 6-1 Forward Sophomore
33 Monique Reid 6-1 Forward Freshman
35 Angel McCoughtry 6-1 Forward Senior
42 Chauntise Wright 6-3 Center Senior
45 Keshia Hines 6-2 Forward-Center Sophomore
50 Deseree Byrd 5-9 Guard Sophomore

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Schedule[edit]

Date Location Opponent Cards Points Opp. Points Record
Nov. 15/08 Cookeville, TN Tennessee Tech 82 49 1-0
Nov. 17/08 KICC Austin Peay 72 42 2-0
Nov. 22/08 Cintas Center Xavier 65 55 3-0
Nov. 25/08 Huntsman Center (Salt Lake City) Utah 59 48 4-0
Nov. 28/08 Lawlor Events Ctr. (Reno) Alabama 73 56 5-0
Nov. 29/08 Lawlor Events Ctr. (Reno) Nevada 82 85 5-1
Dec. 4/08 Murfreesboro, Tennessee Middle Tennessee 67 44 6-1
Dec. 7/08 Freedom Hall Ball State 82 51 7-1
Dec. 10/08 Freedom Hall Hartford 70 42 8-1
Dec. 14/08 Freedom Hall Kentucky 75 59 9-1
Dec. 21/08 Freedom Hall Vermont 67 56 10-1
Dec. 28/08 Freedom Hall Morehead State 66 38 11-1
Dec. 29/08 Freedom Hall Central Michigan 95 72 12-1
Dec. 30/09 Freedom Hall New Hampshire 82 40 13-1
Jan. 3/09 Freedom Hall DePaul 78 60 14-1
Jan. 6/09 Freedom Hall Seton Hall 76 47 15-1
Jan. 11/09 Freedom Hall Rutgers 64 59 16-1
Jan. 14/09 USF Sun Dome (Tampa) South Florida 76 60 17-1
Jan. 17/09 Washington, D.C. Georgetown 74 58 18-1
Jan. 20/09 Freedom Hall Cincinnati 66 50 19-1
Jan. 26/09 Gempel Pavilion Connecticut 65 93 19-2
Jan. 31/09 Alumni Hall (Providence) Providence 81 49 19-2

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Big East Tournament[edit]

  • The Cardinals qualified for the finals of the Big East Women's Basketball Tournament. The Cardinals fell to Connecticut 75-36. The game was played at the XL Center in Hartford.

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Field Goals Three Pointers Free Throws Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Points
Angel McCoughtry 39 1252 329 43 200 362 73 42 164 901
Candyce Bingham 39 1196 170 10 138 284 66 13 63 488
Desiree Byrd 38 1221 105 21 58 105 191 2 35 289
Keshia Hines 39 820 104 0 40 188 25 25 54 248
Monique Reid 36 616 83 5 42 137 9 5 15 213
Becky Burke 38 770 58 37 38 67 30 1 24 191
Brandie Reed 21 398 29 19 2 39 18 1 7 79
Janae Howard 33 262 38 20 12 47 7 8 9 108
Gwen Rucker 32 354 23 2 32 68 4 14 10 80
Laura Terry 21 167 19 2 9 20 6 1 6 49
Mary Jackson 38 416 23 2 39 94 13 1 10 87
Tiera Stephen 37 378 9 2 14 30 51 5 28 34

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Postseason[edit]

NCAA Basketball Tournament[edit]

  • Raleigh Regional
    • Louisville 62, Liberty 42
    • Louisville 62, Louisiana State 52
    • Louisville 56, Baylor 39
    • Louisville 77, Maryland 60
  • Final Four
    • Louisville 61, Oklahoma 59
    • Connecticut 76, Louisville 54

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the WNBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 1 Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Dream
3 39 Candyce Bingham San Antonio Silver Stars

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