LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Fans filled the KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday to support the UofL women’s basketball team and the fans have a lot to cheer about. Both the men and women are headed to the Sweet Sixteen and the success is spilling over to the school.
“In the number of students who have applied to come to the University of Louisville, we have seen a dramatic uptick,” Mark Hebert, UofL spokesperson, said.
“It's an incredible mix for me at least to sort of come here, go to school and at the same time be really proud of my team,” a UofL student said.
Hebert said the school is taking advantage of the national exposure, including promoting academics and research and contacting donors.
“It's a real chance for us to spread the word, the faculty and staff, about the great things going on at UofL,” Hebert said.