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.
Our resident bracketologist examines how South Carolina, not Stanford, ended up a No. 1 seed, why geography didn't play as big of a role in the bracket this year, and explains why a No. 3 seed might be just what Louisville deserved.
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.