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Last updated: April 3, 2011 9:36 p.m.
Notre Dame's turn
Now it's Notre Dame's turn to pull off an upset. Texas A&M shocked Stanford 63-62 in the first NCAA women's tournament Final Four game tonight in Conseco Fieldhouse. The Aggies found away to pull it out with their pressure defense and came out with the win after there were four lead changes in the final 35 seconds. With Notre Dame and Connecticut meeting for the fourth time this season, the general feeling between the two teams is that all of the strategic planning was done a long time ago and tonight's game is going to be mostly mental. The Huskies won all three matchups with the Irish this season and are making their fourth straight Final Four appearance. Tonight is Notre Dame's first national semifinal appearance since winning the championship in 2001. Notre Dame forward Devereaux Peters said she doesn't think the pressure is on her team as much as the two-time defending champion Huskies. "I really feel like everybody feels like we are going to lose because it's UConn, we've lost three times this year," Peters said. "We've already proven we can play with them. We've already proven it's going to be a good game. It's not going to be easy for them. "Everybody's just focusing on the fact that we lost three, so there's really no pressure on us. It's really all on them to win a fourth time. We're here for the first time. We are going to have fun and enjoy it and play a team that we are used to playing." Who knows, maybe that right mindset will stop the Irish's 12-game losing streak to the Huskies. But I doubt it. Prediction: UConn 66, Notre Dame 45