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Notre Dame, Texas A&M surprise at NCAA women's Final Four

Both Notre Dame and Texas A&M, number-two seeds in their respective regions, upset top seeds Connecticut and Stanford on Sunday night to advance to the women's NCAA national championship game.

Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins (4) celebrates after Notre Dame's 72-63 win over Connecticut in a women's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 3.

Amy Sancetta/AP

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So, it was all set - the big rematch between Stanford and Connecticut in the NCAA women's national championship basketball game. Except somebody forgot to tell Texas A&M and Notre Dame.

The Aggies and Fighting Irish came back from second-half deficits in their NCAA national semifinal games to upset the Cardinal and Huskies Sunday night in Indianapolis.

The night began with Texas A&M, behind Tyra White's two key baskets inside the game's final minute, edging Stanford, 63-62, to earn the school's first national championship appearance.

Stanford's all-American Nnemkadi Ogwumike led the Cardinal with 31 points. But A&M's full-court pressure and team defense in the second half helped them go on a 19-8 scoring run over the final five minutes to get the victory.

In the nightcap, UConn, behind their all-American Maya Moore, battled to a six-point halftime lead against Notre Dame.


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