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'Intimidating' UConn next obstacle as No. 12 BYU women look for another NCAA tournament upset

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BYU's Lexi Eaton speaks at a news conference ahead of team practice in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, March 28, 2014. BYU will play Connecticut in an NCAA Lincoln Regional women's semifinal basketball game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) (The Associated Press)

BYU has come up with two of the biggest upsets in the NCAA women's tournament to get to the school's first Sweet 16 since 2002.

The 12th-seeded Cougars are going to need a monumental effort to pull off a third and beat top-ranked UConn in the regional semifinals on Saturday.

No one has played UConn (36-0) within single digits during the Huskies' 42-game win streak, which includes victories over Prairie View A&M and Saint Joseph's by a combined 82 points in the first two rounds of the tournament. Their average margin of victory this season is 36 points.

The Cougars (28-6) beat No. 5 seed North Carolina State and No. 4 Nebraska to become only the third No. 12 to reach the regional semifinals.