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Women's Final Four

April 04, 2004|Mike Terry

Today, New Orleans Arena (TV: ESPN)

LOUISIANA STATE vs. TENNESSEE

* Time: 4 p.m. PDT.

* What to watch for: A fast start by LSU. The Tigers need one to get the crowd on its side. Tennessee must defend the hot-shooting Seimone Augustus, and keep Augustus and Temeka Johnson from defensively disrupting their offense.

* Key to the game: Rebounding. LSU cannot afford to let the Lady Vols repeat a double-digit advantage on the boards.

* Projected winner: Tennessee.

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MINNESOTA vs. CONNECTICUT

* Time: 6:30 p.m. PDT.

* What to watch for: Composure. Does Minnesota thrive or struggle in the Final Four spotlight? Connecticut is quite comfortable in this situation.

* Key to the game: Execution on offense. Neither team is overly familiar with the other's style, so adjustments have to be quick and sound.

* Projected winner: Connecticut.

-- Mike Terry

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