Hailey Van Lith and Louisville have been eradicated from the NCAA Ladies’s Basketball Event on Sunday night time and it took Iowa’s Caitlin Clark recording a historical 41-point triple-double to deal with the Cardinals.
Van Lith had a tournament-high 27 issues with 3 assists and two rebounds within the 97-83 loss.
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The 2-time All-ACC guard used to be requested after the sport whether or not Louisville’s failure to achieve the Ultimate 4 will inspire the crew to return again more potent subsequent season. Van Lith gave a blunt solution.
“I’ll be totally fair. I’m no longer motivated through exterior components. I’m motivated on my own and I all the time were. If we woulda gained the nationwide championship this 12 months, I woulda had an identical quantity of motivation in me and that’s simply who I’m,” she mentioned.
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“I’m no longer motivated in any respect through the truth that they named me honorable point out. I do know who I’m and I do know what God thinks I’m. God does not assume I am an honorable point out. I will let you know that at this time. I don’t want exterior motivation.”
Van Lith is surely on her method to the WNBA however whether or not she comes again for every other season at Louisville remains to be unclear.
All the way through the 2022-23 season, Van Lith averaged 19.7 issues, 4.5 rebounds and three.2 assists consistent with recreation. She’s been some of the easiest girls’s basketball avid gamers to return out of Louisville.
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The Cardinals were tournament runners-up in 2009 and 2013 and made the Ultimate 4 ultimate season sooner than shedding to South Carolina 72-59. The Cardinals have by no means gained a countrywide championship.