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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.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."