Notre Dame advances to the Final Four for the fifth time (1997, 2001, 2011, 2012) and this marks the first time in program history the Fighting Irish have earned three consecutive trips. The Irish have one national championship (2001). UConn is making its 14th appearance in the Final Four, its record sixth straight, which prompted the celebration pictured here. It has won seven national championships and has never lost (6-0) the big game. The Irish have lost the last two national championship games.
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