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UConn Advances to Regional Final With 86-71 Win Over UCLA



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    Connecticut's Kia Nurse reacts after a basket during the first half of a regional semifinal game against UCLA in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Napheesa Collier had 27 points and 14 rebounds to help UConn beat UCLA 86-71 on Saturday, putting the Huskies in the Bridgeport Regional final.

    The victory was the 110th straight for the No. 1 Huskies, who will face 10th-seeded Oregon on Monday night. The Ducks pulled off another upset, shocking Maryland to advance to their first Elite Eight.

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    Buoyed by the success of their Pac-12 partner, the fourth-seed Bruins jumped out a 9-2 lead over UConn (35-0) before the Huskies scored 17 of the next 19 points. The seven-point deficit matched the Huskies' largest this season.

    The victory tied Geno Auriemma with Pat Summitt for most all-time NCAA Tournament victories. The two Hall of Fame coaches have 112 tournament victories.

    Jordin Canada had 20 points and 11 assists for UCLA (25-9).

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