Mississippi State 73, Louisville 63, FINAL (OT)
In Louisville it just went flat. In the first four minutes of overtime, it went scoreless and Mississippi State proved to be the second national team title match
Victoria Vivians scored the first five points of extra time before she dropped out in the final minute and with a game high score of 25 points for the Mississippi State ended. All-American Center Teaira Mccowan finished 21 points, 25 rebounds and three blocks to victory, and five games already have an NCAA Tournament record of 92 rebounds. It was her second 20-20 game in a row and fifth of the season.
Asia Durr was a handful and led Louisville with 1
Louisville 59, Mississippi State 59, End of Regulation
The Wildcats scored three straight buckets in the last two minutes to retake the lead, and in the midst of the mess of Mississippi State, attempting to meet Myisha Hines-Allen failed free and made a wild reverse layup for a three-point advantage. But that was canceled by Roshunda Johnson of MSU nailing a three with seven seconds left to tie things up and earn an extra period.
Mississippi State 56, Louisville 53, 2:42 left
An angry indictment by Mississippi State threw them into the lead, then by one point Teaira Mccowan drew a foul on a rebound attempt. Louisville's Sam Fuerhing fouled the game, but was also confronted with a technical foul because he hit the ground in frustration. Morgan William hit both free throws to give the Bulldogs a three-point advantage.
Louisville 48, Mississippi State 46, End of the Third Quarter
Asia Durr scored eight goals in the third quarter, including a triple in the last minute quarter. She has 14 at night, including this Buzzer Beater at the end of the third.
Teaira McCowan had six points and four rebounds in this quarter to keep MSU close. Mississippi State takes the lead in half on a nice backdoor game. Louisville had denied hard on all passes in the first half, so the state of Mississippi had them cut back. Vivians leads all scorers with 11 points, while they limited Louisville's Asia Durr in the first half to only six points.
Louisville 25, Mississippi State 22, 4:15 2Q
The nervousness has plummeted for Victoria Vivians, as she now heads all scorers by 9 points, but Mississippi State pursues Louisville by three late in the second quarter.  Mississippi State 13, Louisville 11, End of 1Q:
It was an extremely tough defensive battle to start this game, but by the end of the quarter, the Victoria Vivians of Mississippi State went late in the quarter-final with this pretty behind-the-clock -Back off go to the basket.
Louisville 6, Mississippi State 0, 7:47, 1Q
Asia Durr causes a furore with a four-point game!
For the fourth time at the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament four No. 1 seeds have been in the last four. The first of two national semi-final features Mississippi State and Louisville faced away (7 pm ET, ESPN) Friday night at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Mississippi State was the giant killer last year in the Final Four, bothering unbeaten UConn on a last-ditch shot by Morgan William to shoot the Huskies' 111-game winning streak. William is one of three starters from last year's squad that returns this year along with Victoria Victoria Vivians and 6 & 7 Center Teaira McCowan, the latter with 18 points and 13.6 rebounds this season.
After falling into the championship game to South Carolina last year, the Bulldogs are 36-1 this season, with their only loss coming in the final of the SEC tournament, also to the fighting taps.
"You've been hit with a bullseye all year round, which is hard to do, all of you," said Vics Schaefer, Mississippi coach, Associated Press . "These kids are special."
Louisville (36-2) has only two defeats on his account and has beaten the women's NCAA tournament by an average of 27.5 points. Louisville's next game in this tournament was an 18-point win over Marquette in the second round.
Cardinals junior guard Asia Durr leads the team in scoring at 18.7 points per game, while 41 percent shoot out of a three-point area. She was called an All-American first team earlier in the week.
Louisville vs Mississippi State Time, TV and Streaming Info
- Teams : Louisville (36-2) vs. Mississippi State (36 -1)
- Time : 7 pm ET
- Location : Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
- Television : ESPN2
- Streaming : pm ESPN
- Speaker : Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe