The University of Louisvilleâ€™s womenâ€™s basketball team joined the menâ€™s team in earning a trip to the Final Four, defeating second-seeded Tennessee 86-78 on April 2 in the Elite Eight.
Louisvilleâ€™s Shoni Schimmel scored 24 points in a game that remained in much of the Cardsâ€™ 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 menâ€™s and womenâ€™s titles in the same season. The Lady Cardsâ€™ 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