Connecticut and Notre Dame to meet in the women's NCAA final

The inevitable has arrived: UConn and Notre Dame will play for the women's championship

4/7/14 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Mar 29, 2014; Lincoln, NE, USA; Connecticut Huskies center Liah Stokes (41) and center Stefanie Dolson (31) laugh on the bench during the final moments against the BYU Cougars during the second half in the semifinals of a women's college basketball game in the Lincoln regional of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Connecticut won 70-51. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY SportsIt has seemed like a lock to happen all season, as UConn and Notre Dame rolled through their respective schedules.

Now, they'll be meeting in Tuesday's tournament final, both of them with undefeated records on the line.

Notre Dame is 37-0, after pummeling Maryland 87-61 in their Final Four game.

UConn is 39-0, and beat Stanford 75-56 in their game to earn a trip to the final.

Notre Dame has dominated nearly every foe, with only two games won by less than 10. Connecticut hasn't even had any legitimate scares, with their narrowest victory coming in an 11-point win against Baylor in January.

Both teams have shown nearly no weaknesses at all, steamrolling through every possible roadblock.

UConn is the prohibitive favorite, with a 9-point spread. They're a perennial powerhouse in women's hoops, and this could be his 9th championship.

This is the best of the best in women's basketball, and it's great to see the two best teams squaring off, both with undefeated records at stake.
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