N.C. For “No Contest”, “National Championship” And “Now Connecticut”
New Orleans, LA – It’s another national championship for the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team after UConn destroyed Louisville 93-60 in the NCAA title game Tuesday night in the New Orleans Arena. The margin of victory was the *largest* in the history of a women’s championship game and effectively and convincingly ended Louisville’s quest to join it’s men’s team in a “sweep” of the college hoops national titles this season.
The game ended about midway through the opening half with Louisville leading 14-10. UConn took over on a swift 19-0 run over the next several minutes to lead 29-14 and the fans in Storrs, CT were already making plans on where to hang the next championship banner.
UConn freshman forward Breanna Stewart led the Huskies with 23 points and nine rebounds as Connecticut hit a championship game record 13 three-point baskets and shot 53% overall. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 18 points and nine boards for UConn as the Huskies claimed national title number eight, tying Connecticut with Tennessee for the most women’s national championships all-time among Division I schools.
For UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, his amazing record in NCAA title games improved to 8-0 after the easy victory, giving Connecticut a season “sweep” over Louisville after UConn beat the Cardinals 72-58 back in January in Hartford, CT.