Mississippi State vs. Uconn, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2

Mississippi State (33-4, No. 2 seed)

Final Four history: For the third year in a row, the Final Four includes a first-time participant, and this time it's the Bulldogs. Last year Syracuse, Oregon State and Washington made their debuts in Indianapolis.

How it got here: Mississippi State's 33 victories are a program record, five more than the previous record set in the 2015-16 season.

Coach: Fifth-year coach Vic Schaefer has led Mississippi State to three consecutive NCAA tournaments. He went to Final Fours as an assistant for Gary Blair at Arkansas and Texas A&M, winning a national championship with the Aggies in 2011.

Player to watch: Morgan William, a 5-5 junior guard, scored 41 points in an upset victory over top-seeded Baylor in the Oklahoma City regional final. That's 30 points more than her season average.

UConn (36-0, No. 1 seed)

Final Four history: The Huskies are making their 10th consecutive Final Four appearance and their 18th overall. They have won 11 national championships and four in a row.

How it got here: Despite losing three All-America players to graduation, the 2016-17 team has extended the program's winning streak to an NCAA-record 111 straight games.

Coach: With a 90-52 win over Oregon on Monday night, Geno Auriemma earned his 113th victory in the NCAA tournament, moving him past former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most all-time.

Player to watch: Forward Napheesa Collier delivered 28 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots in the final of the Bridgeport regional. She was born in Jefferson City, Mo. — also the birthplace of former UConn star Maya Moore.

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