KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nyeshia Stevenson made a 3-pointer with 4.4 seconds left in overtime and third-seeded Oklahoma knocked off second-seeded Notre Dame 77-72 in overtime Sunday night to reach the regional finals for the second year in a row.
Stevenson had 21 points and Abi Olajuwon added 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Sooners (26-10), who lost to Notre Dame in overtime in the second round in 2008.
Oklahoma muffed a chance to win at the end of regulation, as Danielle Robinson slipped 30 feet from the basket. But in OT, Stevenson calmly drilled a 3 from the corner that proved to be the winner.
Notre Dame then chucked a baseball pass about 75 feet, but Stevenson snagged it and knocked down two free throws to seal the win.
Melissa Lechlitner had 22 points to lead Notre Dame (29-6), which lost its fourth straight regional semifinal dating back to 2001.
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