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UConn belts FSU; Sooners cruise

DAYTON, Ohio - Maya Moore and Connecticut are just two steps from their ultimate goal after another rout in the NCAA Women's Tournament. Moore scored 22 points to lead the Huskies past Florida State 90-50 on Tuesday night, sending the defending champions back to the Final Four and stretching their unprecedented win streak to 76 games. "It's the time of the year when you want to play your best," said Moore, selected as the regional's most outstanding player. "We're on a roll right now. We're confident. That's what you guys are seeing. We still have some things we need to improve. We're not perfect." Tina Charles controlled the paint with 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (37-0), who advance to their eighth Final Four since 2000 where they will meet Baylor in the semifinals Sunday night.
The 40-point victory was the largest margin ever in a regional final. Jacinta Monroe had 15 points for the Seminoles (29-6), who set a school record for victories. OKLAHOMA 88, KENTUCKY 68 KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nyeshia Stevenson scored 31 points and Oklahoma (27-10) blew past fourth-seeded Kentucky (28-8) to earn its second straight trip to the Final Four. Amanda Thompson added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the third-seeded Sooners, who will face Stanford on Sunday in San Antonio. The Wildcats stormed to a 17-4 lead, but the Sooners rallied to go ahead 43-39 by halftime. Oklahoma opened the second half on a 15-5 run.
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