NASHVILLE – The defending national champion Connecticut Huskies remained unbeaten (39-0) with a 75-56 win over Stanford in a national semifinal game at Bridgestone Arena, Sunday. The Huskies’ Breanna Stewart paced five double-figure scorers with 18 points as UConn moved into a highly anticipated national championship bout with former conference rival and also unbeaten Notre Dame (37-0).
Tuesday’s contest marks the first time in tournament history that two unbeaten teams will vie for the national title.
Stanford led by as many as 6 early in the contest, but Connecticut emerged with a 28-24 lead at intermission. The Huskies used a 16-3 run to begin the second half to take a commanding 44-27 advantage.
Dave Ryan, Debbie Antonelli and Krista Blunk called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Lili Thompson’s 3-pointer stakes the Cardinal to an early 16-10 lead. How ’bout Stanford!)
(Breanna Stewart hits her first field goal to break a 22-22 tie.)
(Kiah Stokes forces a Stanford timeout as UConn takes a 26-22 lead.)
(Stewart’s spectacular play stakes the Huskies to a 28-22 lead.)
(Bria Hartley buries her second 3-pointer of the game as UConn leads 35-27.)
(Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis hits a long-range 3-point bomb as the Huskies increase the lead to 44-27.)
(Another Stewart 3-pointer puts UConn on top, 60-43.)
(UConn wins again. 39-0 and one win away from a ninth national championship.)
(Postgame interview with Connecticut’s Bria Hartley.)
Most Recent NCAA Basketball Posts
I'll start this week's blog with the same words as last week's: that was fun. The Midwest Regional in Cleveland gave us one good game, one epic blowout and one that bordered on an all-time...
NEW YORK - Stanford advanced to Thursday night's NIT Championship Game by beating Old Dominion - but it was far from the laugher that appeared to be on the cards when the Cardinal led 25-4 early in...
NEW YORK, NY - Sheldon McClellan led the way with 16 points and 11 rebounds as Miami rallied from an early deficit to defeat Temple 60-57 in an NIT semifinal at Madison Square Garden.
The Owls led...
Basketball doesn't stop on Westwood One Sports. Tonight and Thursday we'll have the NIT semifinals and championship game from Madison Square Garden and Brad Heller had a chance to talk to the four...
SPOKANE, WA - Lexie Brown had 15 points to lead Maryland as the Terrapins secured a second consecutive trip to the Final Four with a 58-48 win over Tennessee Monday night.
With the victory by...
ALBANY, NY - It wasn't easy early, but after trailing by a point at the half, Connecticut was its usual dominant self in the second half, pulling away for a 91-70 victory over Dayton to advance to...
This week’s AutoZone “In the Zone” College Basketball Player of the Week is Sam Dekker.
Westwood One NCAA Basketball host Jason Horowitz filed this report:
"Wisconsin is headed to a...
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - For the second year in a row, the Fighting Irish out-dueled the Lady Bears in the Elite 8, as top-seeded Notre Dame defeated 2nd-seeded Baylor 77-68 in the Oklahoma City...
HOUSTON, TX - The Blue Devils closed with a 13-1 run over the course of the game's final five minutes, as top-seeded Duke pulled away with a 66-52 win over 2nd-seeded Gonzaga in the South Regional...
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Bryn Forbes' 3-pointer ignited a 7-1 run to open overtime as No. 7-seed Michigan State needed extra time to upend No. 4-seed Louisville, 76-70, in the East Regional final at the...