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Notre Dame, Baylor meet for women's national title game

By Arnie Stapleton

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, April 1 2012 9:20 p.m. MDT

Baylor center Brittney Griner (42) looks for and opening during the second half in the NCAA women's Final Four semifinal college basketball game against Stanford, in Denver, Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Eric Gay, Associated Press

DENVER — Unfinished business.

It's been the mantra for both Notre Dame and Baylor all year. Now, one of them will cut down the nets Tuesday night in the women's national title game.

The Irish beat Connecticut 83-75 in overtime Sunday night, and the Lady Bears denied Stanford 59-47 at the Pepsi Center.

Natalie Novosel scored 20 points to help the Irish reach the championship for the second straight year. They lost 76-70 to Texas A&M in the title game last year in Indianapolis.

AP Player of the Year Brittney Griner led a balanced, efficient Baylor offense with 13 points. The Lady Bears will attempt to become the first basketball team in NCAA history to go 40-0.

The Irish are 35-3.

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