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What you should know about the NCAA Women’s Final Four

Each No. 1 seed advanced to the Final Four, but only one can take home the national title.

Let’s take a look at the teams:

Louisville Cardinals

It’s Louisville’s first trip to the Final Four since 2013 and they are looking to re-cement their status as an annual contender.

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What to Know

Record: No. 1 seed in the Lexington Regional

Biggest strength: The Cardinals’ defense didn’t let their opponents to go on a run longer than three points in their last two games.

Who to Watch

Asia Durr & Myisha Hines-Allen

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Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State is looking to repeat last year’s Final Four success when they stunned powerhouse UConn with a buzzer-beater in OT.

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What to Know

Record: No. 1 seed in the Kansas City Regional

Biggest strength: Coach Vic Schaefer calls this team’s 81.9 points per game offense the best of his career.

Who to Watch

Victoria Vivians & Morgan William

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UConn Huskies

The Huskies make their 11th straight Final Four appearance and are out for revenge after their stunning upset loss last year cost them a shot at the national title.

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What to Know

Record: No. 1 seed in the Albany Regional

Biggest strength: The overall No. 1 seed is the most dangerous team in women’s basketball. All five starters returned from last season and all can pour on the points.

Who to Watch

Katie Lou Samuelson & Gabby Williams

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish

A resilient Notre Dame team lost four players to injuries this season, but still fought its way to the school’s eighth Final Four appearance.

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What to Know

Record: No. 1 seed in the Spokane Regional

Biggest strength: The Fighting Irish don’t lose their cool. They’ve won four of the five games they’ve trailed at halftime and do all the small things right.

Who to Watch

Arike Ogunbowale & Marina Mabrey

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