Skylar Diggins scored 19 points, Brittany Mallory hit two big 3-pointers in overtime and Notre Dame beat Connecticut 83-75 on Sunday night to reach the national championship game for the second straight year.
Brooklyn Pope had 20 points with 14 rebounds and got her only three assists on baskets by Brittney Griner for Baylor (No. 3 ESPN/USA Today, No. 2 AP), which built a big lead and held off No. 16 Notre Dame 76-65 on Wednesday night.
Lindsay Schrader had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Skylar Diggins scored 14 points, and No. 3 Notre Dame finally put away pesky South Florida with a run late in the second half to win 81-64 on Tuesday night.
Kellie Watson hit five straight 3-pointers to help ignite a big run and Notre Dame (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) overcame a 34-point performance by Aisha Jefferson to beat Michigan State (No. 24 AP) 78-72 on Saturday.
Ashley Barrow scored 21 points and Notre Dame (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) scored over 100 points on the road for the first time in school history in a 104-86 victory over Georgetown on Saturday.