Tennessee becomes the first No. 1 seed to fall in the 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament falling 73-59 to the No. 2 seed Notre Dame. The Irish got 24 points from Skylar Diggins while snapping Tennessee's 25 game winning streak.
Notre Dame (30-7), connected on 45% of their shots from the field while also limiting Tennessee to just 33% shooting. The game wouldn't have been as close as it was without the decided advantage the Lady Vols held on the boards. Tennessee out rebounded Notre Dame 43-29 including 19 offensive boards. Pat Summitt's club just simply couldn't put the ball in the basket at the worst possible time.
Skekinna Stricklin and Taber Spani each scored 13 points for Tennesee. Glory Johnson added 12 points and 14 rebounds eight of which were offensive.
In addition to Diggins' 24 points, Notre Dame got 17 from Natalie Novosel and 13 from Becca Bruszewski.
Notre Dame advances to the Final Four in Indianapolis where they will take on the winner of tomorrow's game between Connecticut and Duke.
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