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The Louisville Cards were eliminated from the women’s NCAA tournament last night, falling to second-seeded Maryland 72-68 in College Park, Maryland.

Shoni Shimmell led U of L with 22 points. The Cards finish the season with a 23-10 record.

The Terrapins advance to the regional semifinals in Raleigh, where they’ll take on defending champion Texas A&M.

In Ames, Iowa, the Kentucky Wildcats held off a second-half surge by Wisconsin-Green Bay to escape with a 65-62 win. The second-seeded Wildcats advance to the Sweet Sixteen round next Sunday in Kingston, Rhode Island against Gonzaga.

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