Monday, December 4

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The Louisville women’s basketball team is going back to the Final Four. 

For the first time since 2018, when Louisville lost in overtime to Mississippi State, the Cardinals are one of the last four teams playing. The Cardinals (28-4, 16-2 ACC) clinched the trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a 76-64 win over No. 3-seed Michigan on Monday. 

The Cardinals, the top seed in the Wichita region, will now prepare for No. 1 overall seed South Carolina in the Final Four. The Gamecocks have been the No. 1 team in the country all year and have been the favorites to win the national championship after losing in the 2021 Final Four to eventual-champion Stanford a year ago. 

South Carolina forward Sania Feagin (20), forward Aliyah Boston (4), and guard Bree Hall (23) wave to the crowd after a second-round game against Miami in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina won 49-33. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Here’s a breakdown of South Carolina, including players to watch, matchups and a key to success for Louisville: 

How South Carolina got to the Final Four

The Gamecocks dominated during the regular season and cruised to a 29-1 record entering the SEC Tournament. South Carolina lost in the finals of the SEC Tournament to Kentucky, but didn’t seem too rattled by the loss in the NCAA Tournament. 

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