Louisville Cardinals fans had two opportunities to celebrate Sunday.
The 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 its star player, Brittney Griner.
The Cardinals sank two late free throws to knock off Baylor 82-81. Shoni Schimmel and Antonita Slaughter paced Louisville with 22 and 21 points, respectively. Defensively, Louisville held Griner to just 14 points. She finishes 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.
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