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NCAA Championship Capsule: UConn Vs. Stanford

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Site: Alamodome,

San Antonio

Time: 8:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN (Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe)

Radio: WTIC-AM 1080 (Bob Joyce, Kara Wolters)

Series history: Tied, 5-5

Last meeting: UConn, 80-68, Dec. 23, 2009, XL Center, Hartford

Streaks: Stanford, 27; UConn, W38

STANFORD (36-1)

t2 JAYNE APPEL

C, 6-4, Sr., 13.6 ppg

Likely one of top two WNBA draft selections; averaging 8.7 rebounds

t 23 JEANETTE POHLEN

G, 6-0, Jr., 9.3

Team-high 165assists; 34-for-38 from free-throw line

t14 KAYLA PEDERSEN

F, 6-4, Jr., 15.8

Great range for a big; 36.9 percent on three-pointers; 98 assists

t30 NNEMKADI

OGWUMIKE

F, 6-2, So., 18.7

Scored 38 in semifinal win over Oklahoma

t21 ROSALYN

GOLD-ONWUDE

G, 5-10, Sr., 7.1

Has 76 assists, 24 steals

t10 JJ HONES

G, 5-10, Jr., 4.5

Has recovered from two knee injuries to stabilize Cardinal; averaging 18.3 minutes

t44 JOSLYN TINKLE

F, 6-3, Fr., 4.6

Played on USA Basketball Under-18 gold medal team in 2008; shoots 35.3 percent from three

UCONN (38-0)

t32 KALANA GREENE

G, 5-10, Sr., 11.6

Shoots 45.8 percent on three-pointers

t23 MAYA MOORE

F, 6-0, Jr., 18.8

Scored 34 points vs. Baylor in national semifinals

t31 TINA CHARLES

C, 6-4, Sr., 18.4

Averaging 9.5 rebounds

t3 TIFFANY HAYES

G, 5-10, So., 10.2

Made only one field goal against Baylor

t22 MEGHAN GARDLER

F, 6-0, Sr., 4.4

Shooting 48.1 percent from field

t34 KELLY FARIS

G, 5-11, Fr., 4.2

Leads UConn's guards by averaging 3.6 rebounds

t5 CAROLINE DOTY

G, 5-10, So., 6.8

Has 133 assists; 46 steals

WHAT TO WATCHKEEP IT GOING: Both Tara VanDerveer and Geno Auriemma said Tuesday they would welcome the continuation of the regular season series between the teams that is scheduled to end next December in Palo Alto, Calif.

"I know that we have talked about it," VanDerveer said. "I hope we are able to continue it. I think it's really good for us. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say that it's good for women's basketball. But you have the East Coast/West Coast element and Geno always does a great job with his team and his program. And I know that it will be a big game when he comes to Stanford next year."

BIG STARS ON STAGE: Moore and Ogwumike have been USA Basketball teammates, and Sunday night turned in two of the greatest individual performances in NCAA Tournament history. Ogwumike's 38 points against Oklahoma set a record for a national semifinal game. Moore's 34 points against Baylor was the fourth-best in a semi. Ogwumike was also the first player in Final Four history to have at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in one game.

"I wasn't aware of it, actually," she said. "But it's great to be considered one of the greatest. But it's all because of my teammates."

MOORE NEWS: With her 34 points Sunday, Moore moved past Rebecca Lobo (2,133) and Kara Wolters (2,141) in career points. Moore is now fifth with 2,145. She also has 20 or more points 47 times in her three seasons, 18 times this year. She also has five career 30-point games.

— John Altavilla

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