Three times won't be the charm for the UConn women's basketball team. The two-time defending national champions were upset Sunday night by Notre Dame, 72-63, in a semifinal game played in Indianapolis.
Notre Dame will now have the home-court advantage as it plays for the title against Texas A&M, which beat Stanford, 63-62, in the other semifinal game.
Connecticut and Stanford had been to the Final Four the last four seasons and were favored to meet for the title Tuesday night in a rematch of last year's title game.
It was the final college game for superstar
UConn's men's basketball team is one win away from its third, and most improbable, national championship. The Huskies defeated Kentucky, 56-55, Saturday night in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament in Houston and will play Butler for the championship on Monday.
Kemba Walker scored 18 points to lead UConn (31-9), which has won 10 straight tournament games. It won five straight to win the Big East Tournament and now has won five more in the Big East.
"The guys decided they didn't want to go home; this is too much fun," UConn coach Jim Calhoun said.
UConn won the title
The UConn mens basketball coach Jim Calhoun says his team's run to the Final Four is one of the most gratifying experiences of his Hall of Fame career. It's pretty special for the Huskies fans, too.
The Huskies reached the Final on Saturday with a 65-63 win over Arizona in the West Regional final in Anaheim, Calif. For longtime fans Stamford's Nick DeVito and Mike Tamborrino, the Final Four run has been particularly sweet.
"I think it's even more enjoyable because there were no expectations,'' said DeVito, a member of the board of Trinity Catholic football team's First
The University of Connecticut men's basketball team has reached the Final Four for the first time since 2009. UConn won its ninth straight game by defeating the University of Arizona, 65-63, to win the West Region in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Kemba Walker continued his torrid pace, leading the Huskies with 20 points. Walker hit a jumper with 1:17 remaining to put the Huskies ahead for good. Jeremy Lamb came off the bench to add 19 points.
UConn will take on the winner of Sunday's game between Kentucky and the University of North Carolina. The Huskies are trying
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