Well they did it, the UCONN women just found a way to go to 40-0 and take their record 9th National Championship under Head Coach Geno Auriemma. They did so just one night after the men’s team grabbed their National Championship last night in Dallas.
Breanna Stewart, who was The Associated Press Player of the Year, scored 21 points to lead the Huskies (40-0) while Stefanie Dolson added 17 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists. Auriemma took out his senior center with a minute left and the game well in hand with the pair embracing in a long hug.
“I said something like, `I thought we were playing the Miami Heat for a while you guys are just that good.’ What a great season, you know things like that,” Notre Dame Head Coach Muffet McGraw said. “I thought. LeBron was the only thing they were missing.”
After the game legendary Head Coach Pat Summit commented on the passing of the 8 amazing National titles that Summit conquered while at Tennessee.
“Congratulations to the UConn Huskies for winning the 2014 NCAA National Championship!,” Summitt said in a email statement released shortly after the end of the game. “My compliments also to coach Geno Auriemma for winning his ninth national title. He has accomplished this feat in record time.”
The loss was Notre Dame’s third in the title game in the past four years. Kayla McBride finished off her stellar career with 21 points to lead the Irish, who were looking for their first championship since 2001.
UCONN now joins Baylor as the only team to go 40-0 in a season, but still doesn’t match the school record of 90 straight that they won.