NEW 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.