Much After the Game: Women’s National Championship

UConn Women’s basketball has made HISTORY. The University of Connecticut Huskies beat the Syracuse Orange Tuesday April 5th, to win their FOURTH consecutive national championship. The final score was 82- 51.

The only other team, men or women to accomplish such a feat was UCLA under John Wooden from 1967- 1973. They won SEVEN consecutive championships. UConn head coach, Geno Auriemma, did pass Wooden winning his 11th national title.

UConn finished up a perfect season (38- 0) and with their 75th straight win. Senior, Breanna Stewart, came into UConn four years ago saying she wanted to leave with four championships. Not only did she do that, but she walked away with the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four for all four years.

During this game against Syracuse, Stewart scored 24 points, had 10 rebounds, and six assists. Even though, they were not successful in this game, Syracuse had a nice third quarter and an even better season. During the third quarter Syracuse scored 16 straight points, more than any team has against UConn this season.

This was also the best season in Syracuse history. This was the first time they made it to the Elite Eight, Final Four, and of course National Championship so hats off to those women!


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