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Shoni's gonna go right after the Lady Volunteers tonight.

'I Am Shoni Schimmel!': The All-Everything Native Point Guard Looks to Take It to Tennessee Tonight

ICTMN Staff
4/2/13

Indian country is still celebrating after Shoni Schimmel led the Louisville Cardinals to one of the biggest upsets in the history of the NCAA women's basketball tournament on Sunday, March 31. But the Cardinals, though, are trying to put the euphoria behind them as they prepare to meet the second-seeded Tennessee Lady Volunteers tonight at 9 pm/ET on ESPN (check your local listings).

First, though, is a compelling guest commentary this morning, "Schimmel Schocked the World!," from NDNSports.com's Brent Cahwee and posted online by Native News Network. He writes:

"...apparently not getting the memo that teams are supposed to politely take the ceremonial loss to Baylor, so the NCAA and its sponsors can use Griner in every marketing promo on their march to the Final Four games, were the Louisville Cardinals and Indian country's very own Shoni Schimmel ... In a postgame interview on ESPN, Shoni was asked about her confidence in being able to go at 6' 8" Brittany Griner where she made an acrobatic backward over the head bucket with Griner trying to block the shot. Shoni said:

“It's my mentality to keep going at her. I mean she is Brittany Griner, but I'm Shoni Schimmel so I keep going at her.”

Alonzo Adams/The Associated Press. Louisville's Shoni Schimmel (center) reacts after a shot over Baylor's Brittney Griner (left) in the second half Sunday. Schimmel scored 22 points as the Cardinals upset the Bears. (Alonzo Adams/The Associated Press)

Read Cahwee's full commentary by clicking here. And watch the ESPN postgame interview with Shoni here.

Read More from ICTMN: '"One of the Biggest Upsets in History': Native Guard Shoni Schimmel Drives Louisville Past Top-Seeded Baylor"

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Submitted by Clifford Stanger on
Shoni is FIERCE! CIKAAWIS! and as her mom and alot of us use in Umatilla Country she has HEART! aka in our language Timine! Can't wait for tonight! Play like the last game!! GO SHONI AND JUDE! Rep ndn country and Make us Umatilla's proud!

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Submitted by marinda jones on
after the assault on brintey the rest of the ncaa should be scared of getting scalped

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Submitted by manny native elder. on
young lady your good, i'll tell you a quite store native of FLA. I GROW UP IN NEW YORK. PLAYED A COUPLE YEARS SMI. PRO. LIKE I SAID YOU REMIND ME A LOT LIKE ME .YOUR A HARD PLAYER, KEEP IT UP YOU'LL GO A LONG WAY. BUT WACTH YOUR TEMPER BE COOL BE SMART. GOOD LUCK. YOUR NATIVE FRIEND.

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wow

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Submitted by Sylvia Castillo on
Shoni and Jude you are both such great athletes and national figures. Most of all, you are a role model for the many other young women on the "reservation" who face each day, wondering if they will have the choice/opportunity to overcome the obstacles in front of them. My congratulations to your parents for making the time to "tie the knot." Thank you to to your parents for making a difference in your lives. I am a CAL graduate but have decided to cast my vote on you/Louisville. Try not to foul out of the the game. Keep your attitude in check and win!

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Submitted by Bach Rattler on
there are hundreds of native girls and boys in indian country waiting for college coaches to come r3ecruit and send letters ....

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Submitted by Call Native on
Watch to documentary "OFF THE REZ", and talk about POOR Sportsmanship from the REFS and the H.S. teams Franklin H.S.played. Shoni and Jude don't let your guard down, make us NATIVES proud!!

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Submitted by Warren Dixon on
Congratulations on a great season....just finish the job! Will be rooting for "our natives" and Louisville in New Mexico...hit those 3's and take it to them!
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