Washington women beat Stanford 85-76 to reach Final Four

From Left, Washington's Chantel Osahor, head coach Mike Neighbors and Kelsey Plum hug in the closing moments of a regional final women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament against Stanford in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, March 27, 2016. Washington won 85-76. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kelsey Plum scored 26 points and Chantel Osahor had 24 points and 18 rebounds Sunday as Washington defeated Stanford 85-76 in the NCAA Lexington Regional final to earn its first women's basketball Final Four appearance.

The seventh-seeded Huskies scored the game's first 12 points and stayed ahead the rest of the way. Washington (26-10) will play either Syracuse or Tennessee in an NCAA semifinal April 3 in Indianapolis.

Stanford, the No. 4 seed, was seeking its 13th Final Four appearance overall, and seventh in the last nine years.

Lili Thompson scored 19 points for Stanford (27-8). Erica McCall added 17 points — all in the second half –and 15 rebounds.

This marked the first regional final between two Pac-12 schools since Stanford beat Southern California 82-62 on its way to winning the national championship in 1992, when the conference was still known as the Pac-10.