Connecticut (36-1)

Coach: Geno Auriemma.

Road to Tampa: Defeated St. Francis Brooklyn 89-33, Rutgers 91-55, Texas 105-54 and Dayton 91-70.

Team stats: 90.2 points per game, 48.2 points allowed.

Last loss: Nov. 17 at Stanford (88-86 in overtime).

Player to watch: F Breanna Stewart. Just the fifth back-to-back winner of the AP Player of the Year award.

Did you know? UConn will be trying for its third straight national championship and 10th overall.

Maryland (34-2)

Coach: Brenda Frese.

Road to Tampa: Defeated New Mexico State 75-57, Princeton 85-70, Duke 65-55 and Tennessee 58-48.

Team stats: 79.2 points per game, 60.5 points allowed.

Last loss: Dec. 3 vs. Notre Dame in Fort Wayne, Ind. (92-72).

Player to watch: G Laurin Mincy. Team's only senior and its most dependable on-ball defender.

Did you know? The Terrapins are the Big Ten's first Final Four team since Michigan State in 2005.

Notre Dame (35-2)

Coach: Muffet McGraw.

Road to Tampa: Defeated Montana 77-43, DePaul 79-67, Stanford 81-60 and Baylor 77-68.

Team stats: 80.9 points per game, 59.5 points allowed.

Last loss: Jan. 8 at Miami (78-63).

Player to watch: G Lindsay Allen. A perfect complement to all-everything guard Jewell Loyd.

Did you know? Notre Dame has reached the past five Final Fours but is without a national title in that span.

South Carolina (34-2)

Coach: Dawn Staley.

Road to Tampa: Defeated Savannah State 81-48, Syracuse 97-68, North Carolina 67-65 and Florida State 80-74.

Team stats: 76.2 points per game, 53.8 points allowed.

Last loss: March 1 at Kentucky (67-56).

Player to watch: G Tiffany Mitchell. Named the SEC player of the year for the second year in a row.

Did you know? Staley is the second person to both play and coach in the Final Four, joining Kim Mulkey.

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