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UConn women lose to Irish 83-75 in overtime

It was the second straight year that Notre Dame (35-3) has eliminated the UConn in the national semifinals. The Huskies finish 33-5, three of those losses coming to the Irish, who will play the winner of Sunday's second game between Baylor and Stanford in Tuesday's championship.

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UConn's Stefanie Dolson, left, and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis react as Notre Dame players celebrate their 83-75 win over the Huskies in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver. The Irish prevailed in overtime to advance to Tuesday's national championship game.

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UConn's Tiffany Hayes takes questions from the media in the locker room after the Huskies' loss to Notre Dame's in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver. The Irish prevailed 83-75 in overtime to advance to Tuesday's national championship game.

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UConn's Bria Hartley runs Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins off a Stefanie Dolson pick in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Kia Stokes (41) and Stefanie Dolson (right) poke the ball away from Notre Dame's Devereaux Peters in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley (14) defend Notre Dame's Kayla McBride in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Tiffany Hayes battles Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa for a rebound in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn head coach gets pulled off the court by referee Dennis DeMayo during play against Notre Dame's in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Bria Hartley and Tiffany Hayes tie-up Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Stefanie Dolson celebrates after teammate Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis drews the offensive foul on Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins blocks the shot by UConn's Bria Hartley in the closing minutes of overtime in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Kelly Faris is fouled by Notre Dame's Devereaux Peters in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn head coach Geno Auriemma gives instructions to his team during a timeout against Notre Dame's in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis flies out of bounds into the Husky bench trying to save the ball from going over to Notre Dame's in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Bria Hartley and Notre Dame's Brittany Mallory battle for the ball in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Bria Hartley is fouled by Notre Dame's Devereaux Peters in the second half of NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Tiffany Hayes is fouled by Notre Dame's Devereaux Peters in the second half of NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Tiffany Hayes steals the ball from Notre Dame's Brittany Mallory in overtime of NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Bria Hartley tangles with Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver.

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UConn's Lauren Engeln, left, and Heather Buck sit in the locker room after the Huskies' loss to Notre Dame's in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver. The Irish prevailed 83-75 in overtime to advance to Tuesday's national championship game.

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UConn's Tiffany Hayes turns to the bench as time expires on the Huskies loss to Notre Dame's in NCAA Final Four semi-final action at the Pepsi Center Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Denver. The Irish prevailed 83-75 in overtime to advance to Tuesday's national championship game.

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