12:00 PM ET, March 28, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Angel McCoughtry and Candyce Bingham remembered the crushing feeling they had in the locker room last year after Louisville blew a huge lead and lost in the NCAA tournament.This time, the Cardinals gathered at midcourt to celebrate with a few screams of joy after the horn.McCoughtry had 22 points and 12 rebounds while Bingham sparked the decisive second-half run to help the Cardinals beat Baylor 56-39 on Saturday, sending them to the first regional championship game in school history.
Louisville is headed to its first Elite Eight in the Cardinals' second season under Jeff Walz.The Cardinals are 2-for-2 in Sweet 16 appearances under Walz, an ex-Maryland assistant who faces the Terps in the next round.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-59 (.373)||13-53 (.245)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-17 (.235)||2-23 (.087)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-16 (.500)||11-18 (.611)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|