Oklahoma City Regional Final: (5) Louisville 86 – (2) Tennessee 78


Jude Schimmel, Shoni Schimmel, Sara Hammond, Antonita Slaughter, Bria SmithOKLAHOMA CITY, OK – It’ll be all Louisville all the time at the Final Fours in Atlanta and New Orleans this weekend as the Louisville women joined the men’s team with an 86-78 victory over Tennessee in the Oklahoma City Regional Final on Tuesday night.

Shoni Schimmel had 24 points to led five Cardinals who scored in double figures, including her younger sister Jude, who had 15. Bria Smith added 13 points, Monique Reid had 12 and Sara Hammond scored 11.

Louisville will now play California in one of Sunday’s two national semifinals Sunday in New Orleans.

Craig Way and Ann Meyers Drysdale called the action on Westwood One Sports.

(Shoni Schimmel hits a three and Louisville leads by 20, 49-29)

(Schimmel lays it in to put the Cardinals ahead 74-68)

(The final call – Louisville is headed to New Orleans)

(Postgame interview with Louisville’s Jude and Schoni Schimmel)

(Postgame interview with Louisville head coach Jeff Walz)

(Postgame recap from Craig Way and Ann Meyers Drysdale)

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