Gophers-Connecticut is second game of Final Four

The Minnesota Golden Gopher women's basketball team will take the court at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans on Sunday, April 4, against the Connecticut Huskies in the second game of the 2004 Women's Final Four. Tennessee and Louisiana State will begin the Final Four action with a 6 p.m. CST tip. Minnesota and Connecticut will follow at approximately 8 p.m. CST. Both games will be televised by ESPN.

Sunday's contest will mark the second time Minnesota and Connecticut have met on the basketball court. The Huskies defeated Minnesota 85-60 on Dec. 15, 1990, in Storrs, Connecticut.

Connecticut, the No. 2 seed in the East Regional, advanced to its fifth consecutive Final Four on Monday, defeating No. 1 seed Penn State, 66-49, in Hartford, Conn. The Huskies became the first team in the history of the NCAA Division I tournament to advance to the Final Four five consecutive times. Connecticut will be making its eighth Final Four appearance overall.

The Gophers, the No. 7 seed in the Mideast Region, became the third lowest seed to advance to the Final Four with an 82-75 victory over top-seeded Duke. Arkansas advanced to the 1998 Final Four as a No. 9 seed, while Southwest Missouri State advanced to the Final Four as a No. 8 seed in 1992.

Louisiana State, the No. 4 seed in the West Region, earned its trip to this year's Final Four with a 62-60 win over third-seeded Georgia on Monday. Tennessee, the lone No. 1 seed to advance, won the Midwest Regional with a 62-60 win over sixth-seeded Stanford.

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