Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims were joined on the WBCA Coaches' All-America team by Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins, Kayla McBride, Stefanie Dolson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Chiney Ogwumike, Alyssa Thomas and Chelsea Gray.
The right side of the bracket? Business as usual. But the left pits two teams few picked to reach New Orleans. On Sunday, it's Notre Dame vs. UConn and Louisville vs. Cal as a trio of Big East teams crashes the party in the Big Easy.
With Skylar Diggins leading the way, Natalie Achonwa hitting the game winner and Kayla McBride pouring in points, Notre Dame's third victory of the season over UConn clinched the Irish their first Big East tournament title.
Exactly which team is the underdog in Tuesday's Big East final? Yes, UConn has lost six of its last seven to Notre Dame. But the Irish have never won the conference tournament, going 0-for-6 against the Huskies in championship games.
Skylar Diggins scored 29 points and sparked a decisive run in the third overtime as No. 2 Notre Dame beat third-ranked Connecticut 96-87 Monday night to win Big East regular-season title outright for the second straight year.