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Embracing underdog role, Louisville looks to keep rolling against Cal in women's Final Four

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    Louisville head coach Jeff Walz waves during practice at the Women's Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in New Orleans. Louisville plays California in a semifinal game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

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    Louisville's Jude Schimmel, left, and her sister Shoni Schimmel warm up during practice at the Women's Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in New Orleans. Louisville plays California in a semifinal game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (The Associated Press)

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    California guard Layshia Clarendon shoots during practice at the Women's Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in New Orleans. California plays Louisville in a national semifinal on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

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    California guard Layshia Clarendon warms up during practice at the Women's Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in New Orleans. California plays Louisville in a national semifinal on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

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    Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel passes the ball during practice at the Women's Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in New Orleans. Louisville plays California in a semifinal game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

Louisville coach Jeff Walz says a pair of impressive upsets in the women's NCAA tournament doesn't change his team's underdog status as it prepares to play California in Sunday night's national semifinal.

Walz says no one expects the Cardinals to beat California, which has gone 32-3, beat Pac-12 power Stanford earlier this year and was seeded second in the Spokane Region.

The Cardinals knocked off defending national champion Baylor and storied program Tennessee to make it to the Final Four, but no team seeded worse than fourth has won a national semifinal.

Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb says her team is focused on stopping what Louisville has done offensively to become the "hot team" in the tournament. Gottlieb adds that her own players think they have something good going as well.