Louisville Outlasts Michigan to Decide Final Four Situation 

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By Devesh Tyagi

March 29 2022

The Louisville women's basketball program had a veritably close fight for their NCAA Event rematch,

but still came out with a 62-50 win Monday night to punch their ticket to the Final Four.

The top-seeded Cardinals (29-4, 16-2 ACC) clinch their fourth Final Four appearance in program history, 

and they are the first since 2018. No. 1 overall South Carolina now awaits Louisville, 

 with a tip-off from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. 

 Minn. set for Friday, Apr. 1 at either 7:00 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 UConn make up the other side of the Final Four.

Van Lith finished with a game-high 22 points, 

becoming the first Louisville player with four straight 20-point NCAA Tournament games.

Kianna Smith adding 11. Emily Engstler had just five points, but contributed with 16 rebounds and six steals.

Michigan All-American Naz Hilmon was the Wolverines' only double-digit scorer,

finishing with an 18 point/11 rebound double-double.

Michigan to 34.8 percent from the field and forced 22 turnovers that led to 24 points,

Louisville only shot five free throws prior to the final minute of the game, going 7-9 overall, 

 while also shooting 43.1 percent overall.

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