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The Huskies are Final Four-bound for the first time since 2004.
The rubber match between UConn and Rutgers was the physical, grind-it-out game everyone expected. And with it all on the line, the Huskies bested their Big East foe to send their senior class to their first Final Four -- and a date with Candice Wiggins and Stanford. Graham Hays

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