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Notre Dame delivered on one promise by coach Muffet McGraw to look different without injured Brianna Turner, shifting from lobbing the ball inside to their star forward to throwing up perimeter shots with success.
Nikita Kucherov took the advice of Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper by shooting the puck more, and that has the Lightning hanging around the Eastern Conference playoff chase.
After winning just 41 games in last year's disappointing season, the Houston Rockets acknowledged their 50th win on Friday night.
Erica McCall had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Karlie Samuelson scored 15 points and Stanford outlasted Texas for a 77-66 victory on Friday night to reach the Lexington Region final of the NCAA Tournament.
Defender Francisco Calvo and midfielder Johan Venegas started for Costa Rica, while midfielder Rasmus Schuller was an unused substitute for Finland.