NEW ORLEANS (WDRB) -- For two weeks, I've had the same column ready to go on the University of Louisville women's basketball team.
Its premise is simple: What a tough loss in (insert NCAA Tournament round here), but what a great game, what great effort and tenacity. The team won't be defined by (insert loss here), but by all it accomplished despite major injuries and adversity every step of the way.
It's a great column. I may not ever get to write it. The Cardinals keep winning.
And now, get this. They're going to the NCAA Championship game. They outscored California 7-0 in the final 1:28 to stun the Golden Bear 64-57.
Somehow, the Cardinals handled a California team that seemed to get every rebound and score whenever it wanted in the paint, a California team that had lost only three times all season. A Cal team that led by 10 points in the game.
Let's just say it was a good weekend for Christian Academy graduates in the Final Four. One night after Tim Henderson hit two threes to spark the Louisville men to the national title game against Wichita State, former Christian Academy classmate Antonita Slaughter buried six three-pointers for all of her 18 points to lead the Cardinals to the title game.
Buckle up, Louisville fans. You have two national championship games to watch this week. The men in Atlanta on Monday. The women in New Orleans on Tuesday. The commute continues.