Cardinals By the Numbers 1 In the summer of 2016, Louisville became the first NCAA women’s basketball program to travel to and play in Cuba. The Cardinals spent seven days in the country, touring two different cities and playing three games against the Cuban national team.
2 Myisha Hines-Allen was named the Blue Ribbon ACC Player of the Year in 2015-16, becoming the program’s second student-athlete to earn player of the year accolades. Three-time All-American and the school’s all-time leading scorer Angel McCoughtry was named the 2006-07 BIG EAST Player of the Year.
3 For the third-consecutive season, Louisville had at least three student-athletes earn conference accolades. Last season, Myisha Hines Allen and Mariya Moore were named all-league first team, and Asia Durr received all-freshman team status.
4 Louisville is tied for fourth-most NCAA Final Four appearances since 2009. The Cardinals’ reached the national stage in 2009 and then again in 2013.
4 Head coach Jeff Walz boasts a 21-7 record in the NCAA Tournament, good enough for fourth among active NCAA Division I coaches.
5 Louisville has ranked in the top-five nationally in attendance in each of the last six seasons. The program has enjoyed the Atlantic Coast Conference’s highest overall attendance since joining the league in 2014.
5 Seasons that the UofL program has won at least 24 regular-season games (2015-16: 24-6; 2006-07: 24-6; 2014-15: 24-5; 2008-09: 27-3; and, 2013-14: 28-3).
5 Starters returning for the Cardinals in 2016-17 (Cortnee Walton, Myisha Hines-Allen, Mariya Moore, Briahanna Jackson, Arica Carter). When using that starting lineup, Louisville posted a 22-3 mark.
6 The number of consecutive 20-win seasons in program history, the longest stretch in school history. Head coach Jeff Walz, entering his 10th year at UofL, has led the program to the 20-win plateau eight times.
8 Times that head coach Jeff Walz has led Louisville to the NCAA Tournament since beginning his reign in 2007-08. Walz has directed to the program to the postseason in each of his nine years.
13 Louisville finished the year outscoring its opponents by 13 points (72.2-59.4). Over the course of the Cardinals’ 26 victories last year, 22 of them came by double digits, with the largest margin – 42-point victories – coming against Dartmouth (94-52) and Clemson (75-33).
15 The 2015-16 Cardinals reeled off 15-consecutive victories, going unbeaten from Dec. 13, 2015 through Feb. 4, 2016. It is tied for the second-longest streak in school history, matching the feat of the 2006-07 team that won its first 15 games. The only longer streak, a 16-game spurt, came during the 2013-14 campaign.
15 The Cardinals put together one of their best performances in league play in program records, posting a 15-1 mark. It is the best conference record in school history and the program’s second-most league victories (16, The American, 2013-14).
27 Juniors Myisha Hines-Allen and Mariya Moore are on the verge of boosting the Cardinals’ number of 1,000-point club members to 27 this season. Hines-Allen enters the year at 983 points, 17 shy of the plateau, while Moore has scored 932 and is 68 shy.
27 Louisville has defeated 27 opponents ranked in the Associated Press’ top 25 in the last six years, including five last season (No. 19 Michigan State, No. 15 Florida State, No. 18 Duke, No. 19 USF, and No. 17 Miami).
30 Number of times Myisha Hines-Allen scored in double figures last season, including 12 of those games where she scored at least 20 points. The Montclair, N.J., native fell just shy of reaching 30 points on three occasions, scoring 29 at Pittsburgh and then 27 against Syracuse twice.
74 Combined years of full-time college coaching experience for the Louisville staff. Head coach Jeff Walz and associate head coach Stephanie each are entering their 10th years at Louisville, assistant coach Samantha Williams is entering her sixth season with the Cardinals, and assistant coach Sam Purcell is heading into his fourth season at UofL.
77 3-point field goals Mariya Moore made last season, which ranks seventh most in a single season in program history. She needs five more treys to reach 144 and overtake Angel McCoughtry (2005-09, 143) for 10th on the school’s career list.
78 Games won when the Cardinals shoot at least 50 percent from the field since 2007-08. Louisville boasts an impressive 78-1 (.987) mark in those games.
116 Number of wins the Cardinals have attained when away from home under head coach Jeff Walz (80-44 true road games; 36-19 neutral site contests).
133 Coupling the 2006-07 season, with head coach Jeff Walz’s tenure that began in 2007-08, Louisville has appeared in the AP Poll 133 times, with an average rank of 12th over that span. The Cardinals’ total appearances in that 10-year timeframe ranks 13th among all NCAA Division I programs.
158 Victories when the Cardinals score at least 70 points under head coach Jeff Walz. Impressively, Louisville boasts a 158-17 (.903) mark when reaching the plateau. In 2013-14, the program went 27-1 when scoring 70 points – the most times reaching the threshold under Walz.
246 Field goals Myisha Hines-Allen made last season, which ranks fifth in program history. She tallied 20 games with at least seven field goals, including a season-best 13 against Syracuse. It was the 20th-highest total nationally, and she ranked 25th in the country in field goal percentage (54.7).
1M Louisville will reach and surpass its one millionth fan during the 2016-17 season. The Cardinals, who have attracted at least 9,300 fans since moving to the KFC Yum! Center in 2010, and have seen 973,228 fans flock to the venue over the six seasons.