COLLEGE PARK, MD -- Laurin Mincy scored 24 points, Tianna Hawkins had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Maryland squeezed past Louisville 72-68 Monday night to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA women's tournament.
The Terrapins trailed 64-59 with 6 minutes left before closing with a 13-4 run and limiting Louisville to only one field goal.
Maryland (30-4) will face the winner of the Monday night's late game between defending champion Texas A&M and Arkansas. The Terrapins charge into Sunday's Raleigh Regional semifinal riding a nine-game winning streak.
Shoni Schimmel scored 22 and Shawnta' Dyer had 17 for the Cardinals (23-10). Louisville had a chance to tie in the closing seconds before Mincy blocked a shot by Becky Burke.
Burke, who came in averaging 11.7 points, finished with five.