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UConn women stand in way of Kentucky's 1st trip to Final Four; both aim for New Orleans

Matthew Mitchell is trying to build Kentucky into a women's basketball power. Getting to the Final Four for the first time will be a huge step in reaching that goal.

Mitchell's team is one victory away, and Connecticut stands in the way for the second straight season. The two teams played last year and UConn came away with a 15-point victory. They'll meet again Monday night in the Bridgeport regional final.

While the Wildcats are hoping for their first national semifinals appearance, the Huskies are trying to make the Final Four for a record sixth consecutive year.

It's been an unusual season for UConn, which for the first time in 19 years didn't win either the Big East regular season or tournament title. Now the Huskies have a chance at another title — an eighth national championship.