Women’s Final Four Highlights: (5) Louisville 64 – (2) California 57


Louisville_CalNEW ORLEANS, LA – The fifth-seeded Louisville Cardinals kept their magical run alive, as they knocked off the second-seeded California Bears 64-57 in the Women’s Final Four on Sunday.  For the second time in as many nights, a Cardinals basketball team erased a double-digit deficit to advance to a National Championship game.  It will be the first time in four years that the (Lady Cardinals) will play for the national title.

Antonita Slaughter’s eighteen points (all coming from 6-of-10 shooting from behind the arc) paced Louisville the entire game.  Bria Smith and Shoni Schimmel added seventeen and ten points, respectively.

Layshia Clarendon carried the Golden Bears with seventeen points.  Gennifer Brandon added twelve points and nine rebounds in the losing effort

Louisville will face the Notre Dame-Connecticut winner in an all-Big East National Championship game on Tuesday.

Dave Ryan, Debbie Antonelli, and Krista Blunk called the action on Westwood One Sports.

(Talia Caldwell gets the layup and foul to put Cal up 14-10)

(The Schimmel sisters connect off a trick pass and layup)

(Brandon’s jumper gives Cal a 37-27 halftime lead)

(Slaughter’s 3-pointer brings the Cardinals with 4)

(Clarendon’s layup gives Cal a 45-37 lead)

(Brittany Boyd’s three-pointer puts Cal up 50-46)

(Antonita Slaughter drills her 6th three-pointer to bring Louisville within 1)

(The Cards and Bears exchange threes)

(Sara Hammond gets the basket and foul to put Louisville up for good 59-57)

(Final Call as Louisville closes out a 64-57 victory)

(Postgame Interview with Louisville’s Bria Smith)

(Postgame interview with Louisville Coach Jeff Walz)

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