Notre Dame, the No. 1 seed in the Norfolk regional, earned its third-straight trip to the Final Four with an 87-76 win over the No. 2-seeded Duke Blue Devils. Skylar Diggins was not at her best Tuesday, especially early, but she still scored 24 points to send the Fighting Irish into a Final Four match-up against a familiar foe, the Connecticut Huskies. Notre Dame is 3-0 against the Huskies this season, but the series is much closer than that would indicate. Notre Dame won two of the games in regulation by a combined three points. The third win was a 96-87 win in three overtimes.
The Cardinals, seeded No. 5 in the Oklahoma City regional, punched their Final Four ticket with an 86-78 win over the No. 2 Tennessee Volunteers. Louisville built a lead as large as 20 points Tuesday, much like it did in Sunday's upset over the No. 1 Baylor Bears, before the Volunteers came back. But Tennessee would not get any closer than two points.
Louisville, whose only other Final Four appearance resulted in a loss at the 2009 national championship game to UConn, will play the California Golden Bears, the No. 2 seed out of the Spokane regional, in the Final Four.
A full bracket can be seen here.