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Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:29 PM

Updated: Mar 28, 2014 5:31 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The NCAA would change the schedule of the women's basketball tournament if BYU reaches the national semifinals in Nashville.

The winner of the Lincoln Regional that ends Monday is scheduled to play the Stanford Regional champion on Sunday, April 6. The national title game is set for April 8.

BYU is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and does not participate in athletic activities on Sundays.

NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said the women's basketball committee is aware of the potential conflict and would discuss options if BYU advanced.

The 12th-seeded Cougars (28-6) are considered a long shot to make it to the Final Four. They would have to win Saturday against defending national champion Connecticut (36-0) and again Monday against Texas A&M (26-8) or DePaul (29-6).

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