Louisville women’s coach Jeff Walz smacks Gov. Matt Bevin in tweet

This story was updated after Gov. Matt Bevin responded Saturday.

Louisville’s run in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament has included plenty of highlights on the court, and coach Jeff Walz is even giving us a few off of it as well.

Louisville is one win away from the Final Four after beating a tough Oregon State squad in the Sweet 16. The late-night game ended around the same time the Kentucky men’s team was wrapping up its own unforgettable win over Houston in the Sweet 16. 

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a known sports fan who once famously congratulated the Western Kentucky football team for a win during a game that the Hilltoppers would go on to lose, was thrilled enough by the Wildcats to post a quick tweet praising UK for its impressive victory.

Walz — never one to stay quiet when he sees something he disagrees with — couldn’t help but notice the radio silence when it came to his team’s win, which also propelled the Cardinals to the Elite Eight. And, as Louisville fans could probably guess, he let his feelings be known.

The joke here, just so we’re all on the same page, is that Bevin actually did NOT say congrats.

The governor did say congrats a couple hours later, though. Bevin congratulated the Cardinals for their win in a post just after noon, along with university President Neeli Bendapudi and other Louisville fans.

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Walz’s Louisville team will take on UConn on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four. If the Cardinals bring this kind of energy you can go ahead and pencil them in as your national champs.

This is March, people, and if this series of events doesn’t show up on “One Shining Moment” then we’ve all been done a disservice.

 

 

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