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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.

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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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