Basketball
UCONN Wins Women's NCAA Championship
By Luis Cuevas
Apr 9, 2013 - 8:56:32 PM

UNITED STATES— On Tuesday, April 9, the University of Connecticut Huskies won the Women’s NCAA Championship over the Louisville Cardinals. The Huskies, coached by Geno Auriemma, won their record eighth NCAA championship Tuesday night.

 

No. 1 seed Connecticut won 93-60 against the No. 5 seed Cardinals who were hoping to win both the men and women’s NCAA championship. UCONN freshmen Breanna Stewart had 23 points for the Huskies including 18 in the first half. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 18 points, Kelly Faris scored 16 points and Bria Hartley had 13 points off the bench for UCONN.

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Breanna Stewart

 

Sara Hammond scored 15 points for the Louisville Cardinals (29-9). Antonita Slaughter and Shoni Shimmel scored nine points each, but it wasn’t enough to get them the win. The Shimmel sisters struggled throughout the game going 6 for 21 from the field for a combined 16 points for the whole game.

 

UCONN’s victory is the most lopsided victory ever in a title game. The title tied the Huskies (35-4) with Pat Summit and Tennessee for the most championships in women’s NCAA basketball history. Breanna Stewart won the most outstanding player award for her play in the post season.  She is only the fourth freshmen to ever win the award.

 



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