Candice Wiggins had 25 points and 13 rebounds
in leading Stanford past Connecticut 82-73 and into Tuesday night's
national title game. Stanford is trying for its first NCAA women's
title since 1992.
Kayla Pedersen, the Pac-10 freshman of the year, added 17 points
and 7 rebounds in the Cardinal's 23rd straight victory. This
victory avenged a 12-point loss to the Huskies earlier this season.
Freshman All-American Maya Moore had 14 of her 20 points in the
second half for UConn, which finished 36-and-2. Connecticut won the
last of its five national titles in 2004.
The win sends Stanford into Tuesday night's championship game
The Tennessee Lady Vols are within one
victory of their eighth national title and second in a row. Alexis
Hornbuckle's putback with seven-tenths of a second left lifted the
Lady Vols to a 47-46 victory over LSU.
It was the lowest scoring game in Final Four history. That was
Hornbbuckle's only basket of the night.
Candace Parker did all she could with her bum shoulder, scoring
13 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to lead the Lady Vols. They are
looking to become the first repeat champions since Connecticut won
three straight titles from 2002-04.
All-American Sylvia Fowles scored 24 points and grabbed 20
rebounds to lead LSU, but it wasn't enough.