No. 1-seed University of Louisville women’s basketball (35-2, 15-1) faces No. 6-seed Oregon State in the regional final in Lexington on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Louisville advanced to its fourth NCAA Elite 8 in school history (2009, 2013, 2014, 2018) and the third in the last six years with an 86-59 win over Stanford on Friday night. All four Elite 8 appearances have occurred in the last 10 years under the guidance of head coach Jeff Walz. They are 2-1 in Elite 8 games as the 2009 and 2013 seasons culminated with a trip to the national championship game.
With 17 points against Stanford, Myisha Hines-Allen reached 2,001 career points and became just the third player in school history with 2,000 points, joining Shoni Schimmel and Angel McCoughtry. She joins McCoughtry as the only two players with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
At least four players have scored in double figures in all six postseason games for the Cardinals.
Asia Durr, who led the team with 24 points in the win over Stanford, is leading Louisville with 14 assists in three NCAA Tournament games.
ABOUT THE BEAVERS
No. 6 seed Oregon State (26-7, 14-4) advanced to the Lexington regional final with a 72-67 win over No. 2 Baylor on Friday. Marie Gulich led the way with 26 points, on 10-of-17 shooting, and nine rebounds. Overall, the Beavers shot 9-of-20 from beyond the arc, with Kat Tudor knocking down 4-of-8 and finishing with 16 points and Taya Corosdale knocking down 3-of-5 for 11 points.
Gulich leads the Beavers on the season with 17.6 points, while shooting 66 percent from the floor, and 9.2 rebounds en route to being named All-Pac 12.
Tudor averages 12.1 points, while connecting on a team-high 88 3-pointers, while shooting 42 percent from deep. Mikayla Pivec is the third Beaver in double figures with 11.3 points per game, she is pulling down 7.2 rebounds.
Series History: Louisville leads 1-0
Last Meeting: UofL 61, OSU 43 (11/22/12 in Mexico)
Date: Sunday, March 25
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Site: Rupp Arena, Louisville, Ky. (23,500)
TV: ESPN; Beth Mowins, play-by-play; Debbie Antonelli, analyst; Allison Williams, sideline
Radio: WKRD, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analyst