A look at previous matchups between Kellie Harper versus Jeff Walz
No. 4 seed Tennessee (25-8) will play No. 1 Louisville (27-4) Saturday in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
Tipoff is slated for 4 p.m. EDT at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. ESPN2 will televise the Sweet 16 matchup.
Tennessee defeated Buffalo, 80-67, in the first round. The Lady Vols were victorious against Belmont, 70-67, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Louisville defeated Albany, 83-51, in first-round play, while the Cardinals were victorious against Gonzaga, 68-59, in the second round.
Third-year Lady Vols’ head coach Kellie Harper has competed against 15-year Louisville head coach Jeff Walz throughout their head coaching careers.
The two head coaches have played against each other twice.
Dec. 3, 2013; Louisville, KY; Louisville Cardinals head coach Jeff Walz reacts during the second half against the Missouri State Bears at the KFC YUM! Center. Louisville defeated Missouri State 91-49. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
Harper and Walz’s most recent meeting took place Dec. 13, 2013. The Cardinals defeated Missouri State, 91-49, in Louisville, Kentucky. Harper was in her first season as Missouri State’s head coach.
In Walz’s first season as Louisville’s head coach, Harper and Western Carolina defeated the Cardinals, 77-72, on Nov. 17, 2007. The contest took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the Subway Classic.