OKLAHOMA CITY – Jude Schimmel used to tell her older sister, Shoni, she didn't want to play basketball at the same college as her.
The two pictured themselves living out a sibling rivalry like the ones on Disney Channel shows they grew up watching in Oregon. They'd be competing against each other with bragging rights on the line.
As it turned out, little sister was only giving big sister a hard time.
United at Louisville, the Schimmel sisters have guided the Cardinals on an unexpected Final Four run, knocking off Brittney Griner and top-ranked Baylor and then eight-time national champion Tennessee to earn a trip to New Orleans.
The Cardinals face California in the national semifinals Sunday.