Angel McCoughtry and Louisville played the second half like it belonged in its first Final Four.
McCoughtry scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds, helping Louisville crawl out of an early hole to beat Oklahoma 61-59 in the national semifinals Sunday night and end Courtney Paris' stellar career.
Oklahoma's Nyeshia Stevenson had a good look on a 3-point attempt in the final seconds that rattled out.
Paris promised to pay back the cost of her four-year scholarship if the Sooners failed to win the title. She had 14 points and 16 rebounds, and left the court in tears after exchanging hugs with McCoughtry and huddling with her team for a final time.