A 14-2 scoring run during the game's final five minutes helped 3rd-seeded Louisville defeat host South Florida 60-52 in NCAA Tournament second round action on Monday night.
After leading for the entire game, the Cardinals found themselves behind 47-46 with 5:06 remaining in regulation when sparked by eight points from senior Jude Schimmel, Louisville regained the lead and outscored the USF 14-5 during the games final minutes.
Playing 37 minutes, Schimmel led four Cardinals in double figures with 13, while dishing out five assists and grabbing six rebounds. Myisha Hines-Allen scored 12 points, with Mariya Moore and Shawnta Dyer adding 11 and 10 points respectively.
Despite shooting just 33 percent from the floor, Louisville (27-6) forced 16 turnovers and collected 13 more offensive rebounds than South Florida.
The victory marks the third consecutive season that Louisville has advanced to the Sweet 16. The Cardinals reached the Elite 8 last season and were National Runner Up in 2013.
Louisville will face No.7 seed Dayton (26-6), which upset No.2 seed Kentucky 99-94 on Sunday. The Flyers defeated No.10 seed Iowa 78-66 in their tournament opener. The two will face each other in Albany, N.Y. on Saturday at 2:30pm. ESPN will televise the contest.