Shoni Schimmel Scores 99th 3-pointer of Season; Tournament Play Continues Today on ESPNU

Schimmel Sisters After Final

Jude (l) and Shoni (r) Schimmel – “Sister Act”

UNCASVILLE, CONNECTICUT — The Shoni and Jude Schimmel “Sister Act” continues as the third-ranked Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team will play the University of South Florida (USF) Bulls today, Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. – EDT in the semifinal game of American Athletic Conference Tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The Schimmel sisters are tribal citizens of the Confederated Tribe of Umatilla Indians, based in Pendleton, Oregon.

The game will be televised on ESPNU. Check your local listings for channel information.

The USF Bulls are No.3 seed in the American Athletic Conference Tournament and are 19-11 for the season.

Shoni Schimmel drives the lane against UConn last Monday night on Native American Night in Louisville. Photo by Ryan Coody.

Shoni Schimmel drives the lane against UConn last Monday night on Native American Night in Louisville. Photo by Ryan Coody.

Last night, Shoni Schimmel led the Cardinals with 15 points to an easy 88-43 victory over Houston in the quarterfinals.

Schimmel hit her 99th 3-pointer of the season which set a new Louisville Cardinals record. Earlier this season, she became the second highest scorer in the school’s history.

She hit her record-breaking 3-pointer 40 seconds into the game.

“It’s pretty awesome to hit shots,” said Schimmel after the game.

Jude Schimmel added six points on Saturday night.

Some interesting facts on the two-sisters, who inspire crowd signs that read: “Sister Act”:

Shoni Schimmel, No. 23, is a 5-9 senior.

SEASON NOTES: Earned first team All-American Athletic Conference honors…Has started every game for the Cardinals…Named to the Preseason All-American Athletic Conference team…Named to the John Wooden Award Women’s final ballot…Named to the Preseason Wade Watch list…Also named a Naismith Finalist…Named to the Top 5 of ESPNW’s best shooting guards…Scored a season-high 30 points against Colorado…With her third 3-point field goal against Loyola Chicago, she became the all-time leader in 3-point field goals made…Dished out a season-high 11 assists against Quinnipiac, the fifth time in her career she has recorded double-digit assists in a game…Grabbed a season-high three steals at Western Kentucky, at Kentucky and at SMU… Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Ball State and Houston twice…Knocked down a career-high nine 3-point field goals, setting a new school record against Memphis …Scored double-digit points in 22 straight games…Went 13 of 16 from the free throw line against Colorado, both career-highs and both tied for the third most in school history in a single game…Scored 15 points against Houston to become second player in program history to score 2,000+ career points.

Jude Schimmel, No. 22, is a 5-6 junior. She is a guard.

SEASON NOTES: Has seen action in 27 games for the Cardinals with five starts, earned her first career start against Austin Peay…Missed five games with an ankle sprain…Had a career day against Quinnipiac, recording career-highs in points, finishing with 16 points while going 6 of 14 from the field…Knocked down a career-high seven field goals against Ball State…Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds against Austin Peay, while attempting a career-high eight three pointers…Knocked down a career-high three 3-point field goals against Loyola Chicago…Registered a season-high four steals against Wright State, while dishing out a career-high nine assists as well…Blocked a career-high three shots at Oklahoma…Scored thegame-tying layups in both overtime wins at Oklahoma and Florida State.

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