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  • WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

    UConn again in Final 4

  • LINCOLN, Neb. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis continued her splendid run through the NCAA tournament with 17 points, and Connecticut advanced to the women's Final Four for the seventh straight year with a 69-54 victory against Texas A&M on Monday night.
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  • LINCOLN, Neb. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis continued her splendid run through the NCAA tournament with 17 points, and Connecticut advanced to the women's Final Four for the seventh straight year with a 69-54 victory against Texas A&M on Monday night.
    The defending national champion Huskies (38-0) won their 44th straight game and will be going for their record ninth national championship in Nashville. Their semifinal opponent Sunday will be either Stanford or North Carolina.
    Stefanie Dolson, who made her 150th career start to tie the NCAA record, had 14 points and 10 rebounds and blocked a career-high eight shots.
    Notre Dame 88, Baylor 69
    At South Bend, Ind., Jewell Loyd scored 30 points and unbeaten Notre Dame advance to the Final Four for a fourth straight season.
    Natalie Achonwa added 19 points and 15 rebounds for the top-seeded Irish (36-0), who will face either Louisville or Maryland in the national semifinals on Sunday night in Nashville.
    Notre Dame became the sixth school to reach the Final Four in four straight seasons, joining UConn, LSU, Stanford, Louisiana Tech and Tennessee. The loss ended the brilliant career of Baylor guard Odyssey Sims, who finished this season with 1,054 points —eight short of Jackie Stiles' NCAA record for a single season.
    Sims scored 33 points for Baylor (32-5), but had little help on offense.
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