Breanna Stewart was the star of the night, carrying the Huskies with 29 points (including 4-of-5 shooting from the perimeter) in a career night for the freshman. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added sixteen points for UCONN, and Bria Hartley contributed fifteen points of the bench.
Four of Notre Dame’s starters scored in double-figures, led by Kayla McBride’s sixteen points. Big East Player of the Year, Skyler Diggins, however, never seemed to find a rhythm, struggling in her final game in a Fighting Irish uniform to shoot a disappointing 3-of-15 from the field and finishing with ten points.
Hall of Fame Coach Geno Aurriemma will be shooting for his eighth national title when the Huskies face familiar Big East foe, Louisville, in the Women’s National Championship game on Tuesday.
Dave Ryan, Debbie Antonelli and Krista Blunk called the action on Westwood One Sports.