Connecticut rallies to beat Georgetown

PHILADELPHIA — Maya Moore had 23 points and 14 rebounds to help Connecticut rally from a seven-point second-half deficit and beat Georgetown 68-63 on Sunday in the Philadelphia Regional semifinals.

The Huskies will face Duke in the regional final on Tuesday night with their fourth straight trip to the Final Four on the line. UConn routed the Blue Devils 87-51 on Jan. 31.

Bria Hartley added 17 points for UConn (35-1), which is three wins away from a third straight national championship that would match the school's own run from 2002-04 and Tennessee's from 1996-98.

Monica McNutt scored 17 points for Georgetown (24-11), which was trying to pull off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history.

Connecticut trailed 53-46 with 9:36 left, but responded with a 16-2 run.

It was coach Geno Auriemma's 80th victory in the NCAA tournament, moving him into second on the career wins list for men or women. Tennessee coach Pat Summitt leads the way with 109, and Duke men's coach Mike Krzyzewski is third with 79.

Philadelphia Regional

Duke 70, DePaul 63

At Philadelphia, Karima Christmas had 23 points and nine rebounds, and Jasmine Thomas scored 19 points to help the Blue Devils reach the regional final for a second straight year.

Duke (32-3) will play Connecticut on Tuesday night.

Dallas Regional

Baylor 86, Wisconsin-Green Bay 76

At Dallas, Brittney Griner scored 40 points and combined with Odyssey Sims in the game-clinching run as top-seeded Baylor advance to the regional championship.

Texas A&M 79, Georgia 38

At Dallas, Danielle Adams had 23 points and 14 rebounds and Texas A&M built a 31-point halftime lead to earn a spot in the regional final.

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