RALEIGH, N.C. - It took an Angel to carry Louisville to the program's first Final Four.
Angel McCoughtry had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Louisville claimed its first Final Four berth by upsetting top-seeded Maryland 77-60 on Monday night in the Raleigh Regional final.
Deseree Byrd added 17 points and Candyce Bingham had 15 for the third-seeded Cardinals (33-4). They never trailed and led by double figures for virtually the entire second half in continuing the most successful tournament run in school history.
They'll face the winner of the Oklahoma City regional, either Oklahoma or Purdue, Sunday night in St. Louis.
Marissa Coleman finished with 18 points two nights after scoring a career-high 42 against Vanderbilt and Marah Strickland added 15 the top-seeded Terrapins (31-5), who finally ran out of comebacks.