INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 05: Danielle Adams #23 is congratulated by teammate Tyra White #20 of the Texas A&M Aggies during championship game of the 2011 NCAA Women's Final Four on April 5, 2011 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. the Texas A&M Aggies defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 76-70 to win the national title. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NCAA Women's Tournament: Texas A&M Defeats Notre Dame, Wins National Championship

Penn State fell in the second round of the 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament on Monday.

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2011 NCAA Women's Tournament, Texas A&M Vs. Notre Dame: Aggies Win National Championship

After knocking off No. 1 seeds Baylor and Connecticut, Texas A&M followed through and defeated Notre Dame en route to winning the national championship game of the 2011 NCAA Women's Tournament, 76-70.

Led by Skylar Diggins and Devereaux Peters, the Irish fought back from a nine-point deficit midway through the first half and took a two-point lead into halftime. Notre Dame then extended that lead by scoring the first four points of the second half.

After that, though, Danielle Adams took over for the Aggies, scoring a remarkable 22 points in the second half. A pair of foul shots by Adams brought the Aggies even with Notre Dame about six minutes into the half. After an Adams layup a few minutes later, they never trailed again. A Diggins jumper tied the game at 66 with four minutes to play, but Adams scored two straight buckets, and the Aggies held on.

Adams finished with 30 points, while Diggins had 23.


NCAA Women's Tournament: Scores And Recap For Final Four, National Championship Game Time

The two No. 2 seeds remaining in the Final Four of the NCAA Women's Tournament stunned the two No. 1 seeds, as Notre Dame beat Connecticut and Texas A&M defeated Stanford.

The upset of UConn by Notre Dame was obviously the big shocker. Skylar Diggins sliced and diced the Huskies' defense for 28 points. UConn's Maya Moore added 36 of her own, including 16 straight points in the second half as she mounted an amazing comeback bid. With two minutes left she had the Huskies within three points. Then, though, Natalie Novosel hit a jumper and Diggins hit a layup to help seal the game for Notre Dame, which won 72-63.

The loss was only the second of the year by UConn, and the Huskies had won two straight national championships.

Texas A&M, which had already beat No. 1 seed Baylor, beat another one Sunday, edging Stanford 63-62. Tyra White had 18 for the Aggies, while Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 31 for Stanford. The game was won on a layup by White with three seconds remaining.

The championship game will be played at 8:30 PM Eastern on Tuesday on ESPN.


NCAA Women's Tournament Final Four 2011 Schedule: Texas A&M Vs. Stanford, Notre Dame Vs. UConn

Here's the schedule for the Final Four round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

At 7:00 PM Sunday on ESPN, No. 2 Texas A&M will take on No. 1 Stanford. Texas A&M advanced to the Final Four by upsetting a very tough opponent in No. 1 Baylor, but Stanford hasn't lost since mid-December and has racked up wins against Xavier, UConn, and UCLA, so it will be very tough to beat.

At 9:00 PM Sunday, also on ESPN, No. 2 Notre Dame will play No. 1 Connecticut. The Huskies beat Big East foe Notre Dame three times during the season and will be the favorites. One of those wins was by only three points, so anything is possible, but UConn appears to be the class of women's college basketball yet again this year. Their only loss came against Stanford, so it would be interesting if both No. 1 seeds advanced.


NCAA Women's Tournament Scores: UConn, Texas A&M Fill Out Final Four

Connecticut and Texas A&M joined Stanford and Notre Dame in the NCAA Women's Tournament Final Four Tuesday night.

Connecticut blew out Duke, 75-40, as the Huskies continued their bid for a third straight national championship. Maya Moore dominated for Connecticut, scoring 28 points to go with 10 rebounds and seven steals. She also sank a jumper as the first half expired to send UConn to the locker room with a 10 point lead, and after that it was all Huskies - Connecticut went on a ridiculous 20-1 run early in the second half, and Duke never had a chance after that.

In the other game Tuesday night, Texas A&M upset Baylor, 58-46. Earlier in the season, Baylor had beaten the Aggies three times, but it wasn't to be this time. Sydney Carter led Texas A&M with 22 points, and the Aggies held Baylor's dominating Brittney Griner to 20 points. Texas A&M jumped out to a 12-2 lead in early in the game, and Baylor never did much to recover from it.

Texas A&M will now face Stanford in the Final Four on April 3 at 7:00. UConn will play Notre Dame at 9:00.


NCAA Women's Tournament Scores: Notre Dame, Stanford Advance To Final Four

Notre Dame and Stanford made the Final Four in NCAA Women's Tournament action Monday night.

Notre Dame upset top-seeded Tennessee, 73-59, and will go on to face the winner of the upcoming matchup between Connecticut and Duke. Skylar Diggins scored 24 points for Notre Dame. The Irish jumped out to a 29-21 lead before halftime, and it looked for a while like Tennessee might be able to come back after Taber Spani made a three-pointer right before the buzzer and the Lady Vols scored the first two buckets in the second half. After that, though, Notre Dame rebuilt its lead and kept Tennessee at arm's length throughout the rest of the game.

Meanwhile, No. 1 Stanford blew out No. 11 Gonzaga, 83-60, despite the efforts of Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot and Kayla Standish, who had 25 and 17 points, respectively. As usual, Stanford's Chiney and Nnemkadi Ogwumike played a huge role in the Cardinal's success, putting up 41 points and 26 rebounds between them. Stanford won easily despite the fact that the game was played in Spokane, making it a home game for Gonzaga. Stanford will go on to face the winner of the Baylor / Texas A&M game today.


NCAA Women's Tournament Schedule: Times And TV Information For Elite Eight Round

Now that the Elite Eight field is set for the Women's NCAA Tournament, here's the schedule of next round's games, which will take place today and tomorrow and will determine who makes the Final Four. All times are Eastern, and all games will be broadcast on ESPN.

In Dayton today at 7:00, No. 1 Tennessee takes on No. 2 Notre Dame. Tennessee hasn't lost since December 14, when it fell to Baylor, but Notre Dame played a brutal schedule that included tough Big East conference matchups as well as out-of-conference games against Baylor, Gonzaga, Kentucky and UCLA.

At 9:00 in Spokane, No. 1 Stanford will play No. 11 Gonzaga. The two teams last played in November in a matchup Stanford won, 84-78.

In Philadelphia tomorrow at 7:00, No. 1 Connecticut will face No. 2 Duke. As usual, UConn looks very tough to beat, and the Huskies trounced Duke 87-51 when the two teams met in late January. Duke only has three losses all season, but UConn still looks like a huge favorite here.

Finally, tomorrow at 9:00 in Dallas, Brittney Griner and No.1 Baylor will play No. 2 Texas A&M. The two Big 12 teams played three times prior to the tournament, with Baylor winning all three. None of those wins were by double-digits, however, so Texas A&M has a shot.


NCAA Women's Tournament Scores: Connecticut, Duke, Texas A&M, Baylor Join Elite Eight

The favorites prevailed in the four NCAA Women’s Tournament games on Sunday, as Connecticut, Duke, Texas A&M, and Baylor all joined Tennessee, Stanford, Notre Dame and Gonzaga in the Elite Eight.

No. 1 UConn beat No. 5 Georgetown, 68-63, as Connecticut continued its run to a third straight national title. Maya Moore had 23 points for the Huskies.

No. 2 Duke defeated No. 3 DePaul, 70-63, proving conclusively that Blue Devils are better than Blue Demons. Karima Christmas led Duke with 23 points and nine boards.

No. 2 Texas A&M embarrassed No. 6 Georgia, 79-38, with Danielle Adams putting up 23 points and 14 rebounds. Texas A&M led by scores of 13-0 and 27-2 and went into halftime with a lead of 48-17.

Finally, No. 1 Baylor knocked off No. 5 Green Bay, 86-76, with the amazing Brittney Griner (who was also a big part of Baylor’s tournament victory over West Virginia last week) piling up 40 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks. Kayla Tetschlag scored 27 points for Green Bay.


NCAA Women's Tournament Schedule: Connecticut Vs. Georgetown, Duke Vs. DePaul, Texas A&M Vs. Georgia, Baylor Vs. Green Bay

Here's the schedule of NCAA Women's Tournament games for Sunday, as we wait to see who will join Stanford, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Gonzaga in the Elite Eight. All times are Eastern.

At 12:00, No. 1 Connecticut will take on No. 5 Georgetown on ESPN. The two teams met once during the season, with UConn knocking off Georgetown 52-42.

At 2:30, No. 2 Duke will play No. 3 DePaul on ESPN2, with the winner going on to face the UConn/Georgetown winner.

At 4:30, No. 2 Texas A&M will play No. 6 Georgia on ESPN2. Texas A&M only has one loss to teams other than Baylor and Duke this season, and should be able to handle Georgia.

At 6:30, No. 1 Baylor, which beat West Virginia earlier in the tournament, will play No. 5 Green Bay on ESPN2, with the winner taking on the Texas A&M/Georgia winner. The game will be a big test for Green Bay, which only has one loss all year but which has been hidden away in the Horizon Conference. The Phoenix (yes, that's Green Bay's nickname) did beat Michigan State last round, suggesting they can hang with big-time competition.


NCAA Women's Tournament Results: Tennessee, Stanford, Notre Dame, Gonzaga Advance

Here are the results of yesterday's games in the NCAA Women's Championship, as four teams moved on to the Elite 8.

No. 1 Tennessee came back from a two-point halftime deficit to beat No. 4 Ohio State. Shekinna Stricklen scored 20 points for the Lady Vols, while Samantha Prahalis had 22 for the Buckeyes.

No. 2 Notre Dame blew out No. 6 Oklahoma, 78-53. Brittany Mallory scored 20 points for the Irish, and Nicole Griffin had 18 for the Sooners. Notre Dame dominated Oklahoma on the boards, with Devereaux Peters grabbing 13 rebounds.

No. 1 Stanford beat No. 5 North Carolina, 72-65, with Nnemkadi and Chiney Ogwumike combining for 35 points and 13 rebounds for Stanford, and Italee Lucas scoring 22 for UNC.

Finally, No. 11 Gonzaga continued its kamikaze run through the tournament by knocking off No. 7 Louisville, 76-69. Courtney Vandersloot had 29 points for Gonzaga, while Shoni Schimmel had 18 for Louisville.


NCAA Women's Tournament Bracket Update And Schedule: Field Of 16 Set

Here's the Sweet 16 bracket for the NCAA Women's Tournament. The bracket was settled Tuesday night as the second round concluded with all four No. 1 seeds advancing but with one No. 2 seed (Xavier) and three No. 3 seeds falling by the wayside.

In the Dayton bracket, No. 1 Tennessee takes on No. 4 Ohio State at noon on March 26, while No. 2 Notre Dame will play No. 6 Oklahoma at 2:30.

In Spokane, No. 7 Louisville will play No. 11 Gonzaga at 9:00 PM on March 26, while No. 1 Stanford will play No. 5 UNC at 11:30 PM.

In the Philadelphia bracket, No. 1 Connecticut will play No. 5 Georgetown on March 27 at noon, while No. 2 Duke takes on No. 3 DePaul at 2:30.

In Dallas, No. 2 Texas A&M faces No. 6 Georgia on March 27 at 4:30, while No. 1 Baylor takes on No. 5 Green Bay at 6:30.


Women's 2011 NCAA Tournament Results For Tuesday: Connecticut Advances, Louisville Upsets Xavier

Here are the Women's NCAA Tournament bracket results for Tuesday. Both No. 1 seeds playing on Tuesday advanced, as Baylor beat No. 9 West Virginia, 82-68, and Connecticut crushed No. 9 Purdue, 64-40. UConn's Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points, and Maya Moore had 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Meanwhile, No. 7 Louisville upset No. 2 Xavier, 85-75, with Shoni Schimmel scoring 33 points, but fellow No. 2 seed Texas A&M survived, routing No. 7 Rutgers 70-48.

Both No. 3 seeds playing Tuesday night fell, as No. 6 Georgia advanced over Florida State, 61-59, and No. 6 Oklahoma beat No. 3 Miami (Florida), 88-83. In the Oklahoma game, Danielle Robinson scored six straight points with only a few minutes left to give the Sooners the lead for good

No. 5 Georgetown beat No. 4 Maryland, 79-57, as Sugar Rodgers had a career game, posting 34 points for the Hoyas. No. 5 Green Bay knocked off No. 4 Michigan State, 65-56.


Women's NCAA Tournament 2011: Baylor Outlasts West Virginia, 82-68

No. 1 seed Baylor knocked off No. 9 West Virginia, 82-68, on Baylor’s home court Tuesday night. WVU finishes its season with a record of 24-10, while Baylor advances to the final 16 teams.

Liz Repella scored 29 points on 9-for-14 shooting for West Virginia, but the Mountaineers struggled to contain Baylor’s 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner, who dominated in the paint, with 31 points (including 12-for-15 from the line) and eight blocks.

Baylor jumped out to an early lead thanks to an 11-1 run early in the first half, and took an 11-point lead into halftime. Baylor widened that lead somewhat in the second half and had a 16-point lead with 13 minutes left to play. The Mountaineers began a comeback, scoring nine unanswered points, capped by a three-pointer by Ayana Dunning, but Griner and Odyssey Sims took over from there as Baylor pulled away. Baylor will go on to face Green Bay.


2011 NCAA Women's Championship Schedule: UConn Vs. Purdue, Baylor Vs. West Virginia Highlight Tuesday Games

Here's a look at Tuesday's schedule for the NCAA women's tournament.

At 7:05 on ESPN, No. 1 UConn will take on No. 9 Purdue. Also at 7:05, and on ESPN2, will be No. 3 Miami (Florida) vs. No. 6 Oklahoma.

At 7:10 on ESPN2, No. 2 Xavier will play No. 7 Louisville. Also on ESPN2, No. 4 Maryland will play No. 5 Georgetown at 7:15.

At 9:35, No. 3 Georgia will take on No. 6 Florida State on ESPN2. No. 2 Texas A&M will play No. 7 Rutgers at 9:40 on ESPN2. No. 4 Michigan State will take on No. 5 Green Bay at 9:40 on ESPN2, and, in the game that will garner the most attention in our region, No. 1 Baylor will play No. 9 West Virginia at 9:45 on ESPN2. West Virginia won its first tournament matchup against Houston, but this matchup will be a tougher one, as WVU will face a very tough Baylor team on Baylor's home court.


NCAA Women's Tournament Bracket Results: Penn State Falls To DePaul

Penn State's women's basketball team was eliminated by DePaul Monday night, 75-73, as Keisha Hampton's two foul shots with five seconds remaining sealed the deal. Penn State ended its season with a 25-10 record.

In other NCAA women's tournament action, top seeds Tennessee and Stanford advanced, with Tennessee beating Marquette 79-70 and Stanford beating St. John's 75-49. Also, No. 2 Notre Dame beat No. 10 Temple 77-64 (being a No. 2 seed seems to be working out better for the Notre Dame women's team than it did for the men's team, I guess). No. 2 Duke beat No. 10 Marist, 71-66, and Duke will face DePaul in the next round.

No. 11 Gonzaga upset No. 3 UCLA, 89-75. No. 5 North Carolina beat No. 4 Kentucky, 86-74, and UNC will go on to face Stanford. And No. 4 Ohio State beat No. 5 Georgia Tech, 67-60, with the Buckeyes going on to face Tennessee.

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