Cardinals’ Moore tweets apology to BYU’s Morrison for decking her in NCAA Tournament game


The madness got to Louisville women’s basketball player Mariya Moore in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Moore, who decked BYU guard Makenzi Morrison in the beginning of the second half of Saturday’s game, tweeted an apology to Morrison Sunday afternoon.  

Morrison responded Monday morning:

The No. 3 Cardinals were up by 16 points against the No. 14 Cougars when Moore thrust her left shoulder into Morrison’s face. Moore received a flagrant foul for the assault, but Morrison delivered her justice by making both of her free throws.

The Cougars’, who won the West Coast Conference Tournament after upsetting No. 1 Gonzaga, season came to a close after losing 86–53 to the Cardinals. Morrison scored a total of 9 points behind teammates Lexi Eaton (14 points) and Morgan Bailey (15 points).

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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