Jessica January scored 18 of her season-high 25 points in the first half and No. 6 seed DePaul held off third-seeded Louisville 73-72 on Sunday's second round of the women's NCAA tournament.
The junior guard's final point was the decisive margin as she made the second of two free throws with 14.5 seconds. She also had a team-high eight rebounds and five assists.
DePaul (27-8) now heads to the Dallas Regional, its third Sweet 16 since 2011 and fourth in coach Doug Bruno's 30-year tenure.
Louisville (26-8) trailed by 10 with 8:36 to play but fought back to tie the game at 69 with 2:51 remaining.
Briahanna Jackson led the Cardinals with scored 20 points, 16 in the second half. Her reverse layup again tied the game at 72 with 15 seconds left. She fouled out attempting a steal on the following inbounds, sending January to line.