Notre Dame University and the University of Louisville won to complete the Final Four lineup at the national women’s college basketball tournament.
Notre Dame defeated second-seeded Duke 87-76 last night in the Norfolk region and fifth-seeded Louisville defeated No. 2 Tennessee 86-78 in the Oklahoma City region.
Notre Dame will face Connecticut in a meeting of top regional seeds on April 7 at New Orleans Arena. Louisville will play second-seeded California for a place in the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship game.
Skylar Diggins scored 24 points for the Fighting Irish (35-1), who are going to their third consecutive Final Four. Kayla McBride added 18 points.
Shoni Schimmel scored 24 points for the Cardinals (28-8), who defeated the Vols two nights after beating defending champion Baylor.
The championship game is scheduled for April 9 in New Orleans.
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