The University of Louisville’s women’s basketball team joined the men’s team in earning a trip to the Final Four, defeating second-seeded Tennessee 86-78 on April 2 in the Elite Eight.
Louisville’s Shoni Schimmel scored 24 points in a game that remained in much of the Cards’ control, as the team built a 20-point lead before withstanding a second-half comeback by the Lady Vols.
Only one school, Connecticut, has won both men’s and women’s titles in the same season. The Lady Cards’ only other Final Four trip was in 2009, ending in a loss to Big East rival Connecticut in the championship game.
Louisville will play at 6:30 p.m., April 7, in New Orleans against No. 2 seed California.
Photos by MICHELLE HUTCHINS | Louisville Athletics
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