Kelly Graves gave his team a night to celebrate and a day to rest after Oregon won the Portland Regional final on Sunday at Moda Center.

Now the Ducks have a Final Four opponent to prepare for.

Oregon will play Baylor, the top overall seed in the women’s NCAA Tournament, in a national semifinal on Friday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. (4 p.m., ESPN2).

The Bears (35-1), who are making their fourth appearance in the Final Four and won the national championship in 2005 and 2012, overwhelmed Iowa 85-53 in the Greensboro Regional final on Monday night.

After beating Mississippi State 88-84 in the Elite Eight to deliver the SEC champions two of their three losses this season, the Ducks say they aren’t satisfied yet.

“Our ultimate goal is to win a national championship,” sophomore Erin Boley said. “We’ve said that all year long and we believe that we’re the best team in the country. So we’re going to go in with as much confidence as possible.”

The Bulldogs (33-3) finished 15-1 in the SEC and had won 11 consecutive games before Sunday’s loss to the Pac-12 champions. Oregon snapped South Dakota State’s 18-game winning streak in the Sweet 16.

“We don’t just want to go to the Final Four, we want to make a statement and hopefully win the whole thing,” junior Ruthy Hebard said. “We still have a lot of work to do.”

The Ducks (33-4) will make the cross-country trip on Tuesday before two days of preparation and press conferences leading up to the program’s first Final Four appearance.

Sabrina Ionescu, who was voted to the Associated Press all-American first team for the second straight season, will be in the spotlight as the national player of the year favorite.

The junior guard had 31 points, eight assists and seven rebounds against Mississippi State to wrap up the most outstanding player of the regional award.

“She knows she can't do it all by herself. That's where she has grown the most as a player,” Graves said. “I look at the Notre Dame (loss) last year, this very same game, she just tried to put too much on her shoulders. I always believe in her, so I kind of allow it to happen.

“But I think this year she's really, really matured in that area.”

Satou Sabally (22 points, seven rebounds) and Maite Cazorla (11 points, six assists) helped take some of the pressure off of Ionescu’s shoulders. Hebard (14 points, five rebounds) did her part in the post battling first-team all-American Teaira McCowan (19 points, 15 rebounds).

The Ducks may need all nine available players to chip in to beat Baylor advance to the championship game.

“I guess maybe one advantage to playing (Sunday) as opposed to our opponent playing (Monday) is we have a day to enjoy it, which is nice,” Oregon assistant Jodie Berry said. “Hopefully we can bring them back and refocus and go there not just being happy to be there but to do some damage.

“I’m so grateful for this opportunity and for more time. This is a really fun group, so to get more time with them is incredible.”