8:00 PM ET, March 5, 2012
HARTFORD, Conn. -- After putting together consecutive strong efforts in the Big East tournament, Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma thinks his team may have its swagger back.Stefanie Dolson scored 23 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 22 to help fourth-ranked Connecticut rout St. John's (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) 74-43 on Monday night in the semifinals. The win was the 799th of Auriemma's Hall of Fame career.The Huskies will play No. 3 Notre Dame in the championship game Tuesday night. The Irish routed West Virginia 73-45 in the first semifinal."It's been a while since we've had an opportunity to be the team that we think we are," Auriemma said. "We'll know more after tomorrow night. We're playing one of the top two teams in the country tomorrow night. I think the challenge ahead of us is much greater than last night or tonight."
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-56 (.482)||15-50 (.300)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-19 (.263)||0-6 (.000)|
|FT Made-Attempted||15-18 (.833)||13-15 (.867)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|