UofL BASKETBALL | Cards' Memorable Season Comes to an End in Final Four

03/30/2018 10:11 PM

Louisville women’s basketball’s historic 2017-2018 season came to an end on Friday night in the Final Four.

The No. 1-seeded Cards (36-3) fell in overtime to the No. 1-seeded Mississippi St. Bulldogs (37-1) in their national semifinal match-up. The final score was 73-63.

Friday’s game featured 15 lead changes.

The Cards had a 59-56 lead with 11 seconds to play, but Mississippi St. tied the game with seven seconds left in regulation after Roshuna Johnson hit a three-pointer. UofL then had a chance to win the game, but Myisha Hines-Allen’s and Jazmine Jones’ shots at the end of regulation were off the mark, forcing overtime:

Mississippi St. went on outscore Louisville 14-4 in the extra session.

The Bulldogs’ Teaira McCowan was the star of the game, scoring 21 points, while also grabbing a game-high 25 rebounds. Meanwhile, her teammate, Victoria Vivians scored a game-high 25 points.

UofL was led by Asia Durr’s 18 points. Jazmine Jones nearly had a double-double, with 15 points and nine rebounds. Myisha Hines-Allen had 11 points.

Louisville’s 36 wins this season were a program-record. The Cards also set a record for best start to a season, after they won their first 20 games of the year.

Players, along with head coach Jeff Walz, spoke after the game on what they will remember most about the 2017-2018 UofL Cardinals:

Mississippi State will play in Sunday night’s National Championship Game.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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