Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/31/13
It was a good day to be a fan of the Louisville Cardinals. Then men’s team knocked off Duke to advance to the Final Four, and the women’s team pulled off an enormous upset of tournament favorite Baylor, and their star player Brittney Griner. The Cardinals held onto a big first half lead to knock off Baylor 82-81. Shoni Schimmel and Antonita Slaughter paced Louisville with 22 and 21 points, respectively. Defensively, Louisville held Brittney Griner to just 14 points. Griner finished her career with 3,283 points, leaving her just 110 shy of the record-holder, Jackie Stiles. The scene in the Louisville locker room after the game was full of emotion and excitement, and that jolliness came to a boil when Thunder superstar Kevin Durant paid the Cardinals a visit. Durant greeted players and posed for pictures as the celebration wrapped up. Freshman Cortnee Walton was so excited to hug Durant, she accidentally hit one of his entourage members in the face. Check out the video of Durant and the Cardinals below.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

McNair: Pats caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

Browns terminate contract of Phil Taylor

WWE’s “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka charged in 30-year-old murder case

Randall Cobb: ‘I don’t plan on missing a game’

Ronda Rousey confirms she was supposed to fight Gina Carano

Harbaugh denies using F-word in Jay Gruden exchange

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Urban Meyer: Both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones will play

Legal expert: NFL's reported offer to Brady 'really ridiculous'

Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for partying

No suspension for Sarkisian was made in best interest of USC

Jim Tomsula disputes report Jarryd Hayne has made 49ers

Report: Brady case judge once vacated CBA violation ruling

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker