April 1, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish players celebrate after the game against the Connecticut Huskies in the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA women's basketball Final Four at the Pepsi Center. The Fighting Irish defeated the Huskies 83-75. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE 4/1/2012 7:44:57 PM
Grin and Bear it
Baylor guard Odyssey Sims celebrates the Bears 59-47 win over Stanford during the 2012 NCAA women's basketball Final Four. Baylor will face Notre Dame in the championship game.
Baylor Bears center Brittney Griner isn't dunking this time, but her form during the first half looks spot-on. Griner played all 40 minutes and finished with 13 of Baylor's 59 points.
Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike makes every attempt to get a shot past Baylor star Brittney Griner. Despite Ogwumike's best efforts -- she netted 22 of Standford's 47 points -- the Cardinal could not stop Baylor.
Baylor's Heisman trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III shows his support for the Lady Bears during their 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Final Four game at Pepsi Center on April 1, 2012 in Denver.
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Baylor guard Odyssey Sims controls the ball between Stanford Cardinal forwards Nnemkadi Ogwumike (left) and her twin sister Chiney Ogwumike (right) during the first half.
It takes two
Stanford needs two defenders to halt Baylor center Brittney Griner. Guard Toni Kokenis (31) and forward/center Sarah Boothe (42) make an attempt during the second half.
Notre Dame players celebrate their 83-75 overtime victory over Connecticut in an NCAA women's semifinal at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Sunday. It's the second consecutive season that the Irish beat the Huskies in the Final Four.
No fun losing
UConn's Stefanie Dolson (31) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis have nothing to be ashamed of. Dolson finished with team-highs in points (20) and rebounds (nine), while Mosqueda-Lewis added 13 points and seven boards for the Huskies, who finished the season 33-5.
Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins (left) doesn't make things easy for UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis during the second half. Diggins finished with 19 points for the Irish, who improved to 33-5 on the season.
UConn guard Kelly Faris (blue) drives to the basket against Notre Dame's Devereaux Peters during the second half. The Huskies managed an 8-2 run late in regulation to get the game into overtime, but they were outscored 16-8 in the extra period.
Huskies guard Kelly Faris (left) is closely defended by Fighting Irish guard Brittany Mallory during the second half. With Sunday's win, Mallory and Notre Dame return to the title game, hoping for a different result than last season's loss to Texas A&M.
Connecticut players cheer from the bench as the Huskies rally in the second half. This was UConn's fifth consecutive trip to the Final Four.
Take a seat
Connecticut forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis falls into the bench during the second half. The Huskies met the Irish four times this season, but only managed one win.
UConn's Carolina Doty attempts to stop Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins from getting to the basket during the second half. This was the eighth game between the bitter Big East rivals in the last 14 months. The Huskies are 20-2 in the NCAA tournament since 2009 and both of those losses have been to Notre Dame.