Notre Dame got here again in opposition to a feisty Stanford group for an 84-68 victory in Chicago on Monday night time, incomes a visit to the girls’s Final Four, the place the Irish will defend their 2018 nationwide championship.
The win for top-seeded Notre Dame over the No. 2-seeded Cardinal set the Final Four matchups: Notre Dame vs. UConn and Baylor vs. Oregon on Sunday in Tampa, Fla.
Earlier on Monday, Lauren Cox had 22 factors and 11 rebounds, and Baylor earned its first Final Four berth since 2012 by beating Iowa, 85-53, in the Greensboro Regional closing.
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Didi Richards added 16 factors and 10 rebounds, Chloe Jackson had 14 factors and the Bears (35-1) — the prime general seed — gained their 27th straight sport by capturing 53 p.c, clamping down on All-American Megan Gustafson and her supporting solid and holding the nation’s greatest capturing group to a season-worst 32 p.c capturing.
Now it’s on to Tampa, Florida, for the faculty’s fourth Final Four and its first in seven years — when the Bears gained their second nationwide championship.
The 6-foot-Four Cox — a third-team AP All-America decide — and fellow twin tower Kalani Brown, a 6-7 second-team All-American, teamed up to dominate each the glass and the heavily-hyped matchup with Gustafson, the nation’s main scorer at 27.9 factors per sport. Brown completed with 14 factors; Gustafson had 23.
Baylor held a 47-26 rebounding benefit, and Gustafson was held with no rebound in the second half for second-seeded Iowa (29-7).
The Bears — who entered permitting their opponents to shoot a Division I-worst 31.Four p.c — held Iowa method under its earlier worst of 41.1 p.c at Purdue on Jan. 10.
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