Final Four is set

Dayton presented Connecticut a great battle, including leading by one at halftime and scoring more points on them in the first period than any team since 2008. But the Huskies stepped on the gas in the second half and won, 91-70. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis hit 7 three-point shots, which put her at 393 for her career – a new NCAA record.

Maryland came on strong in the final few minutes to top Tennessee, 58-48.

For only the third time in the 34-year history of the Tournament, all number-one seeds advanced to the Final Four. It happened before in 1989 and 2012.

South Carolina and Notre Dame will face off next Sunday, while Maryland faces Connecticut.

Who will win?

Non-Tournament news:

Baylor is expected to be bigger and better next year.

Liz Stratman is leaving Indiana – the fourth player to depart after coach Teri Moren’s first year.

The NCAA has granted Fresno State guard Alex Furr a sixth year of eligibility, for next year. She sustained several injuries.

Retiring Georgia coach Andy Landers still has some country in him.

Tulane recruit Taylor Emery is openly gay.

John R. Wooden Award All-Americans:

Nina Davis, Baylor
Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut

Link to release.

McDonald’s All-American game:

….is Wednesday.