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Women's U of L basketball Coach Walz talks about upcoming UConn game

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U of L women's Basketball coach Jeff Walz joins us along with seniors Anonita Slaughter and Asia Taylor.

They're getting ready for senior night next week and Native American night, which is a rematch with UConn on Monday, March 3rd.

Coach Walz explained what Native American Night means for the team, saying that the Lady Cards have had an outpour of support from Natives all over the country to each state they have visited on the road.

Native American Night is also a way to show support to star player Shoni Schimmel.

Walz said that when they visited Memphis more than 1,000 Native Americans showed up to the game.

The team is looking forward to having home court advantage against UConn this time around.

Walz said it is important to play a powerful game for their fans and be able to thank them for their support this season.

He says they are playing the best they have played all year.
Tickets are still available for purchase in the upper levels of the stadium.

Asia Taylor missed last season with a hip injury. Now healthy, she's a big reason for Louisville's success this year.

Taylor explained how blessed she was to get back from her injury and be able to play to her full potential.

The Lady Cards take on Connecticut on March 3rd at 7 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center.
The American Athletic Conference Tournament play begins Friday March 7 -- Mohegan Sun Arena.

All 10 American teams will battle for the conference's automatic NCAA tournament bid. The 2014 American Women's Basketball Championship will showcase the 2013 defending national champion UConn, national runner-up Louisville, NCAA Tournament participant USF, and two WNIT competitors in Memphis and SMU. UCF, Cincinnati, Houston, Rutgers and Temple will also contend for the title.

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