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Women's Big East Tournament: Notre Dame 61, UConn 59

Connecticut's Bria Hartley, right, is guarded by Notre

Connecticut's Bria Hartley, right, is guarded by Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins in the first half. (March 12, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

No. 2 Notre Dame defeated No. 3 UConn, 61-59, to win the the Big East women's basketball championship Tuesday in Hartford, Conn.

Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, top, steals the ball
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Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, top, steals the ball from Connecticut's Bria Hartley first half. (March 12, 2013)

Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, right, is fouled by
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Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, right, is fouled by Connecticut's Bria Hartley, left, in the first half. (March 12, 2013)

Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa goes up to the
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Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa goes up to the basket while guarded by Connecticut's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Connecticut's Kiah Stokes, back, in the first half. (March 12, 2013)

Connecticut's Bria Hartley, second from left, is pressured
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Connecticut's Bria Hartley, second from left, is pressured by Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, left, and Notre Dame's Madison Cable, second from right, as she passes the ball to Connecticut's Kelly Faris, right, in the first half. (March 12, 2013)

Connecticut's Bria Hartley, right, is guarded by Notre
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Connecticut's Bria Hartley, right, is guarded by Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins in the first half. (March 12, 2013)

Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson drives to the basket while
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Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson drives to the basket while guarded by Notre Dame's Markisha Wright, right, in the second half. (March 12, 2013)

Notre Dame's Kayla McBride goes up for a
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Notre Dame's Kayla McBride goes up for a basket while guarded by Connecticut's Moriah Jefferson in the first half. (March 12, 2013)

Notre Dame's Kayla McBride goes up for a
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Notre Dame's Kayla McBride goes up for a basket while guarded by Connecticut's Moriah Jefferson in the first half. (March 12, 2013)

Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson top battle for a rebound
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Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson top battle for a rebound with Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, bottom, and Notre Dame's Markisha Wright, left, in the second half. (March 12, 2013)

Connecticut's Breanna Stewart, left, steals the ball from
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Connecticut's Breanna Stewart, left, steals the ball from Notre Dame's Ariel Braker, right, in the second half. (March 12, 2013)

Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson top battle for a rebound
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Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson top battle for a rebound with Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, bottom, and Notre Dame's Markisha Wright, left, in the second half. (March 12, 2013)

Connecticut's Breanna Stewart, left, steals the ball from
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Connecticut's Breanna Stewart, left, steals the ball from Notre Dame's Ariel Braker, right, in the second half. (March 12, 2013)

Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson drives to the basket while
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Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson drives to the basket while guarded by Notre Dame's Markisha Wright, right, in the second half. (March 12, 2013)

Connecticut's Bria Hartley, right, is guarded by Notre
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Connecticut's Bria Hartley, right, is guarded by Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins in the first half. (March 12, 2013)

Connecticut's Bria Hartley, second from left, is pressured
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Connecticut's Bria Hartley, second from left, is pressured by Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, left, and Notre Dame's Madison Cable, second from right, as she passes the ball to Connecticut's Kelly Faris, right, in the first half. (March 12, 2013)

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