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Louisville loses OT heartbreaker to Miss. St. 73-63

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NCAA Womens Basketball: Final Four-Louisville vs Mississippi State Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville’s incredible year came to a disappointing end just short of its goal of getting to another national championship game. It’s tempting to blame the officiating being terrible (it was), but the fact remains that Louisville had the ball with a lead and 30 seconds to go in regulation and made a series of bad decisions that led to overtime. In the overtime the Bulldogs took control and unceremoniously ended yet another Cardinal sports season.

Myisha Hines-Allen ended her incredible career with 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Unfortunately she had to sit an entire quarter after getting her 2nd foul late in the 1st quarter.

Still the future is bright for Louisville. Dana Evans came in and when Arica Carter got in foul trouble and had all of her 9 points by halftime.

JuniorAsia Durr finished with 18 points including another big 3 to end to take the Cards into the 3rd quarter with some momentum. Unfortunately after taking a 53-46 lead with 6:59 to go Louisville would not score again for 5 minutes.

Louisville finishes the season with their best record in school history 36-3. Myisha Hines-Allen leaves with over 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. They beat a team that will be playing for the national championship not once but twice. There are 349 teams in women’s college basketball and Louisville was one of the 4 best. Unfortunately, 348 of those teams end the year in disappointment and tonight it was the Cards’ turn.

See you next year. Can’t wait.