The Cards woman's team felt their first sting of being a top ten target across the nation as Nevada upset Louisville in the Nuggets Classic Championship, 85-82. A game that went back and forth and saw nine different lead changes, as well as six different ties. Dellena Criner scored 25 points to lead the Lady Wolf Pack in their first every win over a top ten team.
"It is the biggest win I've ever been a part of," Criner said. "It's an amazing feeling."
Louisville's own All-American Angel McCoughtry (pictured) scored a game-high 34 points and became the first woman's player to surpass the 2'000 point mark in school history.
Louisville started the game with a 24-13 lead, but had to settle for a 36-33 halftime advantage after McCoughtry sat out all but the final second of the last 10 minutes because of fouls.
"It's one where you look back on, I probably from now on have to keep her in the game in that situation," Walz said regarding Angel having to sit in the first half.
McCoughtry also became the first Louisville player, men's or women's, to score at least 2,000 points and pull down at least 1,000 rebounds.