UConn and Notre Dame have been on a collision course all season for an unprecedented national championship game.
Now the two unbeaten teams are each one victory away from making that happen. The Huskies will face Stanford while the Irish play Maryland on Sunday in the Final Four in Nashville. Both games are rematches of early season contests.
Connecticut, which has won 44 straight games, advanced to the national semifinals for the seventh straight season. The Huskies won the national championship last year and are trying to win a record ninth title.
Like the Huskies, the Irish have been to four straight Final Fours. They are the sixth school to reach the national semifinals in four consecutive years, joining UConn, LSU, Stanford, Louisiana Tech and Tennessee.