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Cat hoopsters' daughter will start for Irish in title game

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ben Davis never went to a Final Four in his two seasons (1995 and 1996) as an Arizona Wildcat.

His daughter Taya Reimer has done him one better and the Notre Dame freshman forward is ready for her next big opportunity, a national championship.

Reimer scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists helping lead unbeaten Notre Dame (37-0) to an 87-61 win over Maryland in the Final Four on Sunday night.

Reimer started in place of third-team All-American Natalie Achonwa, who suffered a torn ACL in the regional final victory over Baylor.

Inspired by the loss of the 6-foot-3 Achonwa, the Irish dominated the Terrapins (28-7) on the boards, outrebounding Maryland 50-21.

Kayla McBride scored 28 points and Jewell Loyd added 16.

Irish head coach Muffett McGraw says the Irish coaches have been telling Reimer to be herself, not to try to be Achonwa.

The Irish will play Connecticut (39-0), a 75-56 winner over Stanford, on Tuesday night in the title game. It will be the first women's national title game between unbeaten teams.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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