Louisville stuns No.1 Baylor, Elite 8 next
Jeff Walz
Jeff Walz
Cardinal Authority
Posted Mar 31, 2013


The fifth-seeded University of Louisville Cardinals tied an NCAA record with 16 three-pointers in a 80-79 win over the top-seeded and defending national champion Baylor Lady Bears

On a night that the University of Louisville saw it's top-seeded men's basketball team advance to the Final Four for a second straight season, the women's team stunned the college basketball landscape with a victory over No. 1 Baylor in Oklahoma City.

In what will be described as one of the greatest upsets in the women's game, the Cardinals tied an NCAA tournament single-game record with 16 three-pointers, connecting on 16 of 25 in the win. Antonita Slaughter was near perfect, hitting 7 of 9 trifectas. Shoni Shimmel was 5 of 7 beyond the arc.

Jeff Walz team built a convincing lead with under 10 minutes to lead, but a late Baylor run was spoiled when senior Monique Reid converted two free throws with 2.6 seconds left on the game clock.

Louisville advances to the Elite Eight for the second time in school history. The Cardinals will play 2-seed Tennessee in the regional final on Tuesday night.



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