Maryland has advanced to the Terrapins’ first NCAA women’s Final Four since winning the 2006 national championship, holding off Louisville 76-73 Tuesday night in the Cardinals’ home arena.
U of L’s Shoni Schimmel scored 31 points in her final game as a Cardinal, missing a tying 3-pointer off the back rim just before the buzzer. Louisville (33-5) missed a chance for a second straight Final Four with the Cardinals’ season ending shy of the national championship game they lost a year ago.
All-American Alyssa Thomas scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Maryland.
The fourth-seeded Terrapins (28-6) will play undefeated Notre Dame on Sunday in Nashville in a national semifinal.