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UConn Women's Basketball Again Loses In Final Four Overtime

UConn Women's Basketball Again Loses In Final Four Overtime

The way this showdown ended recalled UConn's last loss, nearly exactly a year ago to Mississippi State (who punched their own ticket to Sunday's final game in the night's first awesome, overtime game). So of course are the ubiquitous Huskies, although the teams won't meet again unless both are victorious in their national semifinal games tonight.

Jackie Young led the Irish with 32 points, and Ogunbowale added 27.

A step-back jumper from the junior guard sent Notre Dame to Sunday's championship game against Mississippi State.

Last year, it was Mississippi State's Morgan William who beat them at the overtime buzzer. They beat George Mason in the first round but were upset by Central Michigan in the tournament's second round. "There are no bad teams".

For pretty much every other women's basketball program, UConn's season would be considered a smashing success. I think we had a better game this year.

When most teams play CT, they play the uniform and not the players.

The network also looked to bring in Spidercam for its Final Four and National Championship broadcasts, which required separate surveys to determine cable and camera placement. Notre Dame won 91-89. Young led Notre Dame with 13 points at halftime and had the support of 10 points from Shepard, but the Huskies got hot and carried that momentum into the second half. "It's got to be the best one".

"It's one of the most rewarding since '97 when we were a six seed and it was completely unexpected", McGraw said. So I'm glad we came back and made it back. The Bulldogs showed their mettle past year when they played CT with their ability to disrupt and apply full-court pressure.

The Huskies had five players in double figures, led by Collier's 24.

"You know, when you do something (win 11 national championships) and it seems like it's so effortless, you do get numb and forget", Auriemma said. She worked her way back to play a key role in the Irish's win over Villanova in the second round and then was a big factor in beating OR to get the Irish to the Final Four. The Huskies' All-American duo of Katie Lou Samuelson (16) and Gabby Williams (12) combined for 28 points but committed eight turnovers.

In that early December matchup, the Fighting Irish actually led going into the fourth quarter, before the Huskies went on a 26-6 run to end the game. It felt good. I didn't know it was going in, but it felt good.

Notre Dame didn't let it happen, showing it belong right away, and fighting off the Huskies, who made a miraculous comeback just to reach overtime, erasing a five-point deficit with 21.3 seconds remaining in regulation.

The 6-foot-7 center poses a almost impossible matchup and uses her size and strength well.

"You know, one or two players really make the difference at this time of the year". They are the top team offensively averaging 89.4 ppg and shoot the ball 53 percent from the field.

Notre Dame is now 4-3 against UConn in the Final Four - and 4-1 in the semifinal contests.