TAMPA, Fla., April 5 – Another session of the most dynamic rivalry in women’s basketball is set for Tuesday in the final of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. For the second year in a row, the Huskies will face Notre Dame for the national championship.
UConn’s Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and Morgan Tuck added 24 to lead the two-time defending NCAA champion Huskies to an 81-58 victory over Maryland at the Final Four. The Fighting Irish advanced with a 66-65 last-minute win over South Carolina as Madison Cable hit her first shot of the game, a shot off a miss by teammate Jewell Loyd with 13.9 seconds left.
“Every time we play Notre Dame, it’s something. I just have a lot of respect for what they’ve been able to do,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “They’ve got a heck of a team and their team has gotten a lot better as the season has gone on. Jewell’s a great player, obviously, but all their other players have gotten significantly better since the beginning of the season.”
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Rick Wilson: A dominant performance from Morgan Tuck against the Terrapins
Tim Gaffney: Of course, it’s UConn and Notre Dame in the championship game
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