Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Louisville coach Jeff Walz has liked Purdue forward Drey Mingo's game since he recruited her back in high school. Now he hopes she misses every shot against his Cardinals. That's because a trip to the Oklahoma City regional semifinals is on the line Tuesday night in the NCAA tournament when Walz and his fifth-seeded Louisville Cardinals host Mingo and No. 4 seed Purdue. ''I love the kid,'' Walz said Monday. ''I think she's great. Her family's great. I hope she misses every shot she takes. Unfortunately, I don't think that's going to happen. Before the game I'm looking forward to seeing her and saying hi to her. After the game, I'll give her a big hug and we'll go from there.'' He successfully recruited Mingo out of high school to Maryland as an assistant coach. When Mingo transferred after two seasons, Walz failed to convince her to join him in Louisville. ''She ended up at Purdue, and I know she's been through a lot,'' Walz said. ''It's really neat to see the success that she's...
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