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Baylor's loss leaves NCAA women's bracket open

Monday - 4/1/2013, 12:46pm  ET

Baylor guard Odyssey Sims cries while leaving the court following an 82-81 loss to Louisville in a regional semifinal in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

JEFF LATZKE
AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- With Brittney Griner and defending champion Baylor gone, the NCAA women's tournament is suddenly wide open.

Louisville did what hardly anyone else could do over the past two seasons, knocking out the Lady Bears 82-81 in the regional semifinals Sunday night in one of the biggest stunners in tournament history.

Baylor (34-2) had won 32 straight games and 74 of 75 behind Griner, among the greatest players ever in her sport. But the 6-foot-8 star didn't make a basket until the second half then committed a foul with 2.6 seconds left that gave Louisville a chance to win.

Monique Reid made those two foul shots, rescuing the Cardinals (27-8) after they squandered a 17-point lead in the last 7
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