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UConn women dominate for a trip to Final Four

Top-seeded UConn broke open a tight game with a dominating second-half performance to defeat No. 2 Kentucky 80-65 in the Kingston Regional championship game on Tuesday night.

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UConn's Caroline Doty, left, Kia Stokes, back, and Tiffany Hayes, right, congratulate Kelly Faris after her last-second of the first half shot after a length-of-court pass from Hayes against Kentucky in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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UConn's Caroline Doty, holding trophy, and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, congratulate teammate Tiffany Hayes, after Hayes was named regional Most Outstanding Player as the Huskies celebrate their 80-65 win over Kentucky in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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UConn's Kelly Faris scores on a last-second of the first half shot after a length-of-court pass from Tiffany Hayes against Kentucky in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis is fouled by Kentucky's Kastine Evans in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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UConn's Caroline Doty looks to pass around the defense of Kentucky's A'dia Mathies in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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UConn's Tiffany Hayes shoots over Kentucky's Samarie Walker in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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UConn's Bria Hartley, left, and Kelly Faris try to get the ball away from Kentucky's A'dia Mathies in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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UConn's Kelly Faris breaks through the double-team from Kentucky's Keyla Snowden, left, and Azia Bishop in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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UConn's Kelly Faris is fouled by Kentucky's Keyla Snowden in the second half of NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012. UConn rolled in the second half to an 80-65 win to advance to the team's 5th consecutive Final Four.

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UConn's Bria Hartley battles Kentucky's Bria Goss, back, and Samarie Walker in the second half of NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012. UConn rolled in the second half to an 80-65 win to advance to the team's 5th consecutive Final Four.

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UConn head coach Geno Auriemma protests a call to referee Tina Napier in the second half of NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012. UConn rolled in the second half to an 80-65 win to advance to the team's 5th consecutive Final Four.

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UConn's Tiffany Hayes leaps into the arms of teammate Bria Hartley after Hartley hit a three-pointer in the second half against Kentucky in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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UConn's Kelly Faris blocks a shot but gets called for her fifth foul on Kentucky's A'dia Mathies in the second half of NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012. UConn rolled in the second half to an 80-65 win to advance to the team's 5th consecutive Final Four.

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UConn's Caroline Doty, holding trophy, and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, congratulate teammate Tiffany Hayes, after Hayes was named regional Most Outstanding Player as the Huskies celebrate their 80-65 win over Kentucky in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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UConn's Caroline Doty and Stefanie Dolson leave the court after the Huskies 80-65 win over Kentucky in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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Fans congratulate UConn's Heather Buck and Kelly Faris as they leave the court with the regional championship trophy from their 80-65 win over Kentucky in NCAA Kingston Regional final action Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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