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'March Madness' Isn't Just About Men

We knew at least one "cinderella" team would make it to the finals of the men's Division I NCAA basketball championship. Either Virginia Commonwealth or Butler — who faced each other Saturday night — would be playing in the title game.

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The team that's still alive is Butler. It plays the University of Connecticut for the championship tonight in Houston. Game time: 9:23 p.m. ET.

What few figured, though, was that Tuesday night's women's championship will be between two teams that had to beat heavily favored opponents to get there.

Texas A&M, which yesterday defeated Stanford 63-62, will play Notre Dame, which beat Connecticut 72-63. The game's set for 8:30 p.m. ET tomorrow night, in Indianapolis.

NPR's Tom Goldman says this all just proves that "March madness" applies to women as well as men. On Morning Edition, Tom and NPR's Mike Pesca rounded up the news and looked ahead to the championships.

Tom Goldman and Mike Pesca

Update at 3:35 p.m. ET: Think you're pretty good at picking winners? Well, only one person out of 3 million got the men's Final Four right in Yahoo!'s online contest. And she's picking UConn to win tonight.

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