BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Matthew Mitchell is trying to build Kentucky into a women's basketball power. Getting to the Final Four for the first time will be a huge step in reaching that goal.
UK is one victory away, and Connecticut stands in the way for the second straight season.
"I think anybody we would play in this round was going to be really good, have our respect," says Mitchell. "Connecticut certainly has our respect. We think they are a terrific team. I think the focus still needs to remain on us and we need to try and play our very best, give our very best effort, and that's what we've tried to do through this tournament."
The two teams played last year and UConn came away with a 15-point victory. They'll meet again Monday night in the Bridgeport regional final.
While the Wildcats are hoping for their first national semifinals appearance, the Huskies are trying to make the Final Four for a record sixth consecutive year.