Louisville Cardinals (26-3) at Stanford Cardinal (28-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Alamodome)
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The Louisville Cardinals and Stanford Cardinal meet Tuesday in the women’s college basketball NCAA Tournament Elite Eight at the Alamodome.
The Louisville Cardinals are coming off a win over Oregon and look to make their fourth Final Four trip since 2009. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 77.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 60.1 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Dana Evans is averaging 19.9 points and 2.7 rebounds while Kianna Smith is averaging 11.5 points and 3.7 rebounds. Hailey Van Lith is the third double-digit scorer and Olivia Cochran is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 27.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game.
The Stanford Cardinal are fresh off a win over Missouri State and look for their eighth Final Four appearance since 2008. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 78.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 53.1 points on 32.6 percent shooting. Kiana Williams is averaging 14.5 points and two rebounds while Haley Jones is averaging 12.8 points and 7.4 rebounds. Lexie Hull is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Brink is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Louisville Cardinals have the ability to hang around in this game with their high level defense, as we saw them Sunday night absolutely shutdown Oregon. Louisville's ball pressure will be key in making this a game. However, it's nothing Stanford hasn't seen already, and the Cardinal are arguably the best team in this tournament with their balance. We knew Stanford gets after it defensively, but the offense has been on fire from deep and there's no beating this club if that continues. Also, only two of Stanford's wins since January 15 have been decided by single digits. If it's not broken, don't fix it.
I'll lay the chalk with Stanford, as it makes its 15th Final Four in school history.