The 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament Final Four field is set and the cream rose to the top in the Elite Eight. Two No. 1 seeds survived to advance to the Final Four, along with two No. 2 seeds as the favorites prevailed for the most part. The UConn Huskies are back again, looking for a third-straight NCAA Championship. No. 1 seed Stanford and No. 2 seeds Notre Dame and Texas A&M round out the 2011Women's Final Four.
UConn made it look easy throughout the tournament, blowing out opponents left and right while only being test once in a five-point win over Georgetown. In the Elite Eight, the Huskies ran circles around No. 2 seed Duke, breezing to a 75-40 win to secure a spot in the Final Four for the fourth consecutive year. Connecticut's cup runneth over this year, with both the men's and women's teams in national semifinals.
Like UConn, Stanford has been on cruise control during the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The Cardinal took care of UC Davis and St. John's before hitting a roadblock in the Sweet Sixteen, but surviving a tough test from North Carolina. In the Elite Eight, the Cardinal overpowered Gonzaga in Spokane to advance to the Final Four.
Notre Dame and Texas A&M each pulled off impressive wins to advance to the final weekend of the tournament, knocking off Tennessee and Baylor, respectively. The Fighting Irish were dominant against Pat Summit's squad, handing the Vols a 73-59 loss. Against Brittney Griner and Baylor, Texas A&M exorcised some demons, shaking off three previous losses this season to defeat the Bears, 58-46.
The Final Four bracket is set, with all four teams in action on April 3. Check out the matchups and Elite Eight scores below. For more on the tournament, check out SB Nation's women's basketball community, Swish Appeal.
No. 1 Stanford Cardinal vs. No. 2 Texas A&M Aggies, 7 p.m. on ESPN
No. 1 Connecticut Huskies vs. No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 9 p.m. on ESPN
April 5: Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN
No. 1 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 2 Duke Blue Devils, 75-40
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish def. No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers, 73-59
No. 2 Texas A&M Aggies def. No. 1 Baylor Bears, 58-46
No. 1 Stanford Cardinal def. No. 11 Gonzaga Bulldogs, 83-60