UConn women head to the Final-4

The UConn women

The Associated Press
Connecticut forward Maya Moore (23) reacts with teammate Tiffany Hayes (3) in the first half against Florida State in Hartford, Conn., on Tuesday.

PHILADELPHIA (AP/WVLT) -- Maya Moore scored 28 points, including the 3,000th of her career, to lead top-seed Connecticut to a 75-40 win over Duke on Tuesday night and another trip to the Final Four.

UConn is now two victories away from winning its third straight national championship that would match the school's own run from 2002-04 and Tennessee's from 1996-98.

This is UConn's twelfth trip to the final four and the Lady Huskies have a shot at winning their 8th national championship this year in Indianapolis, which would tie Tennessee's Lady Vols.

Next up is Notre Dame on Sunday in the national semifinals. The two Big East teams are plenty familiar with each other, having played three times this season already. UConn won all of those matchups including a 73-64 victory in the Big East tournament championship game.

Once again rural Storrs, Conn., is the center of the college basketball world as both the men's and women's teams are in the Final Four. It's the third time in the past seven years that both programs have advanced this far with 2004 culminating in dual titles.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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