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Shoni Schimmel leaves a legacy at Louisville that goes beyond wins and losses

Mike Rutherford of SB Nation's Card Chronicle wrote a brief summary Louisville's loss to Maryland last night, highlighting the legacy of Shoni Schimmel even in a disappointing outcome.

Shoni Schimmel, who finished with a game-high 31 points, then led a furious rally that pulled the Cards to within three with 3.5 seconds left...Credit the crowd on a remarkable performance, and a tip of the cap to the seniors, especially No. 23, on a remarkable run. In the past couple of years, casual observers have become lifelong fans and season-ticket holders, and this group deserves all the credit for that.

During the game, it was noted that Schimmel is as much an entertainer as she is an impact player and that was on full display tonight as she played about as hard as anyone had seen with her college career on the line -  perhaps one could even argue she went a bit too hard at times in shooting 12-for-29 and recording a game-high seven turnovers - almost adding another moment for the ages with a game-tying three in the Elite Eight to match last year's magic.

For more reaction to the game, check out SB Nation's Card Chronicle. For more on their path to the Elite Eight, check out our Louisville region storystream.