Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Texas A&M, Connecticut Advance to Semifinals in NCAA Women’s Basketball

The University of Connecticut advanced to the national semifinals of the women's college basketball tournament for the fourth straight year, and will be joined there by a Texas A&M University team making its Final Four debut.

Maya Moore had 28 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals last night to lead the top-seeded Huskies (36-1) to a 75-40 win against No. 2 Duke University in the Philadelphia Regional final. Sydney Carter was high scorer with 22 points for the No. 2 Aggies in their 58-46 upset of top-seeded Baylor University in the Dallas Regional championship.

Connecticut earned a spot in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Final Four against the University of Notre Dame in Indianapolis on April 3. The Big East conference rivals have met three times this season, with Connecticut winning all three -- including the Big East tournament championship game. The Aggies will meet Stanford in the other semifinal.

"It's going to be rough," Moore said. "We know each other so well and there are not a lot of surprises. It's going to be a battle to grind it out.

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