Entertainment Sports UConn Huskies and South Carolina Gamecocks Will Play in NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Final UConn won 63-58 on Friday night, beating defending champions Stanford Cardinal, ending that team's 24-game winning streak By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines and Dan Heching Dan Heching Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 2, 2022 01:17 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos/Getty After two fierce games, the final teams contending for the 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament title have been set. South Carolina was victorious over Louisville on Friday night, in a game that ended 72-59. And in an intense and dramatic finish, Connecticut secured their final spot shortly after at Target Center, winning 63-58 against Stanford. NCAA Will Allow Women's Basketball to Use the Term 'March Madness' in 2022 UConn beat defending champions Stanford after they won last year and ended their 24-game winning streak. Paige Bueckers led the Huskies against Stanford with 14 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Aliyah Boston of South Carolina was the strongest of the five starters with 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting, along with 18 rebounds and 4 assists. RELATED VIDEO: Indiana Cheerleaders Save NCAA Game by Retrieving a Stuck Basketball From the Top of the Backboard Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Of the Final Four teams, UConn is the most victorious, taking the championship title 11 times since the women's tournament began in 1982. In fact, between 2013 and 2016, the Huskies won a record four times in a row. South Carolina last won the tournament in 2017, while Stanford was the reigning champions after defeating Arizona 54-53 in 2021. This is the first time the NCAA has broken from tradition and allowed the use of "March Madness" for the women's basketball championship. In the past, the NCAA exclusively reserved the phrase and branding for men's basketball. Dick's Sporting Goods Sends Workout Equipment to NCAA Women's Teams After 2021 Weight Room Controversy The organization announced the change would take effect in 2022 back in September, saying the decision came about after a "comprehensive external review of gender equity issues in connection with the NCAA championships." "Women's basketball has grown tremendously over the past several years, and we remain focused on our priority of enhancing and growing the game," Lynn Holzman, vice president of women's basketball, said in a statement at the time. "The brand recognition that March Madness carries will broaden marketing opportunities as we continue that work to elevate the women's basketball championship." The Connecticut Huskies will square off against the South Carolina Gamecocks for the national championship title on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.