UConn, Griner Headline Intriguing Final Four Field

Published March 31, 2010

The women's Final Four will have a familiar look with three of last season's semifinalists returning, including defending national champion Connecticut.

The Huskies are two victories away from becoming the first school with consecutive undefeated seasons. Standing in the way in the national semifinals is 6-foot-8 freshman phenom Brittney Griner and Baylor. She has carried the Lady Bears to the Final Four, already setting the NCAA tournament record for blocks in only four games.

Stanford will be making its third straight Final Four appearance when it faces Oklahoma in the first semifinal Sunday night in San Antonio. After routing their first three opponents in the tournament, the Cardinal needed a buzzer-beating layup by Jeanette Pohlen to top Xavier in the Sacramento Regional final on Monday night.

Written by <P>DOUG FEINBERG,AP Basketball Writer</P>

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