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Students proud of UofL women despite loss

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Fans at Cluckers watching the UofL women in the NCAA championship game. Fans at Cluckers watching the UofL women in the NCAA championship game.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – It wasn't the outcome Cardinal fans were hoping for, but they all agree the title of national runner-up is nothing to be ashamed of.

It was a much calmer scene Tuesday night in Cardinal Towne, but students did pack Cluckers on Cardinal Boulevard to watch the University of Louisville take on UConn in the NCAA women's national championship.

The Cards fell short to the Huskies 93-60.

"You cannot be sad about that," said Zack Hibbs, a UofL senior. "This is one of the best seasons Louisville Cardinals have ever had in women's basketball."

Several students just returned to campus from Atlanta still so excited about what a year it has been for Cardinal athletics.

"To get the Sugar Bowl win, to get the national championship, to get two national championship games it's just incredible," said Adam Casson. "I couldn't ask for more."

Even two national champs, Gorgui Dieng and Mangok Mathiang, cheered on the women's team at Cluckers on Tuesday night.

Both players say they are so glad to be part of such an outstanding program and school.

"Louisville is so special," said Dieng. "We've had a great program and great people that fit very well in what we are doing."

Fresh off winning a national title, they hoped they could cheer the women on to the same.

"It was tremendous work," said Mathiang. "We had to work real hard for what we got and what we accomplished and I'm really, really proud of the girls."

The University of Louisville has announced a celebration event for the men's and women's basketball teams will take place Wednesday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center. To get the details, click on the following link: Celebration for UofL basketball teams set.

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