Here is a little of what Louisville coach Jeff Walz had to say after the game:
“I’d just like to first congratulate UConn and Geno, his entire staff. They’ve done a great job. They’re a fantastic basketball team, and we knew that coming in here. They played as well as I’ve seen them play this entire year tonight, and they shot the ball as well as I’ve seen them shoot.
“We knew coming in here that we were going to have to try and make them take some three-pointers and they took some (26) and they made some (13). We just didn’t quite have enough tonight. But it’s not because we didn’t compete. And we didn’t compete?? and we competed for all 40 minutes.
“I’m proud of every single one of our players. It’s without a doubt going to go down as one of the greatest runs in women’s basketball. To be a 5 seed and knock off a 4, then?? but the No. 1 of all 1s in Baylor and then a 2 in Tennessee and then come back and beat Cal, I don’t think anybody can argue that, you know, unfortunately we just came up one game short.
“But I’m proud of my players. I’m proud of everyone. I’m proud of my staff support staff. And we’re going to hold our heads high and we’re going to be proud of what we did. And I’ll told these players this is something that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives and I was privileged to coach them and be a part of it.”