The national championship game against Stanford was a completely different story. She just kind of took over. I just tried to think of a different play that involves a ball screen. The end of —13 season saw the breakup of the Big East Conference.
They defeated Ohio State 64—58 in the semi-final to face off against Duke in the final. Maya Moore and Tina Charles played little more than half the minutes of every game, with Moore averaging one point per minute played, and the team outscoring its opponents by an average of 47 points.
During an exciting stretch of the second half of that game, ESPN color commentator Dick Vitale claimed that Storrs, CT was the "basketball capital of the world" as both the men's and women's teams were having undefeated seasons so far. The team was unbeatable all season long, beating every opponent by an average of Their play was uneven during the regular season, where UConn went 27—3 with a loss to Baylor and a pair of losses to Notre Dame including a three-overtime game in South Bend ; in the Big East tournament UConn lost a third straight time to Notre Dame that delivered a last-minute comeback.
Tennessee avenged itself in the Final Four that year in Charlotte, defeating UConn 88—83 in overtime; the game is often thought to be one of the more memorable tournament games in tournament history with many back and forth swings of momentum.
UConn fans booed Randall the rest of the game and Tennessee fans later gave her the nickname "Boo. Hugh Greer era[ edit ] After graduating from the Connecticut Agricultural College, former player Hugh Greer returned to his alma mater as a freshman coach.
The keys to Notre Dame's success were the stellar performance of sophomore Skylar Diggins and the hot shooting over 50 percent from the field, a first against UConn in its last gameswhile UConn had a lack of support for Moore's 36 points.
She has been feeling under the weather, and couldn't wait to get back to the bench during timeouts to have more applesauce for sustenance.
The teams met again on April 7, in the national championship game. With a perfect 35—0 record, UConn became only the fifth Division I women's basketball team to go undefeated en route to a national championship, and only the second in the NCAA era since UConn defeated 79—58 Notre Dame hindered by the loss of one of their stars, Natalie Achonwawho had torn her ACL in the Elite Eightto finish the season 40—0, tying Baylor for the most wins in a season and setting the new record for Championship with nine.
Getting a win on senior night with my family here and then this ceremony after just put it in perspective. The class renewed hope of bringing more championships to Storrs after watching archrival Tennessee win three in a row.
A mini controversy erupted in the days after the game when Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw was quoted in the papers as saying UConn looked scared during the game; Auriemma denounced that quote. In the National Tournament, both Connecticut and Notre Dame were seeded first in their respective playoff brackets; each advanced to the Final Four held in Tampa, Florida.
In an early test, UConn squeaked by 2 Baylor in their second game of the season. UConn defeated Tennessee 77—66 in front of a sold-out crowd in a game televised on ESPN and soon afterwards was ranked 1 in the polls for the first time in program history. Calhoun's teams would go on to win two more national championships during his tenure at UConn.
The "Dream Season" would bring UConn basketball back to the national stage. After a break in the schedule for the holidays, UConn traveled out west and beat the Pacific Tigers to stretch the streak to 90 games.
Charles, who won the John R. Even if the Huskies were still a strong national contender, they were no longer viewed as a favorite to win it all. Escalation of rivalry with Tennessee[ edit ] Starting with their two meetings inthe rivalry between the Tennessee Lady Vols and UConn escalated through the late 90's and into the s, becoming the marquee matchup in all women's sports, and taking on parallels to the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry in Major League Baseball.
Make it be something that she's known for, and that's her ability to take people off the bounce. Washington held its senior day activities after the win over Utah. Greer died of a heart attack inten games into the —63 season.
UConn won twelve Yankee Conference titles under Greer in 16 completed seasons, including ten consecutive titles from — This would be the team's last loss for quite some time.
UConn won their first national title with a 77—74 victory. Jim Calhoun era[ edit ] Throughout the s and 70s, Connecticut remained a regional power, winning an additional six Yankee Conference titles before the conference dropped basketball in and earning multiple NCAA tournament berths.
Nykesha Sales controversy[ edit ] Auriemma found himself in a national debate following a decision he made during the —98 season.
Louis, Taurasi had a poor shooting game, and despite UConn having attained a point lead at one point, the team lost. On December 19 a win over Oklahoma gave coach Geno Auriemma his th victory in just games, making him only the fourth women's coach to reach that plateau - along with Pat Summitt, Tara Vanderveer and Sylvia Hatchell - and the fastest one.
Their 89th win came at home against 20 Florida State to set the college basketball record for most consecutive wins, previously held by the UCLA men's team. Kelsey Plum shares a moment with her mom, Katie Plum, after Saturday's game.
I wasn't sure exactly pointswise, but I knew it was getting closer and closer. Additionally, junior guard Caroline Doty would be out the entire season due to a third knee injury. UConn became the first team to win a championship without a senior on their roster.Her blocked shots marked the third-highest single-season total in school history and her points mark the fifth-highest single-season total in UConn history.
Watch video · Kelsey Plum wasn't expected to surpass Jackie Stiles as the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women's basketball for another week.
But Plum made history with a school-record 57 points. Aug 23, · Stewie is among the league leaders in scoring and among the top-seven in all three categories of scoring, rebounding, and assists.
Plus she's doing all of this while leading the league's best team; the Storm and their quest for a WNBA title. One day later the UConn women's basketball team also won a national title, making UConn the first and only school in NCAA Division I history to have its men's and women's basketball programs win a national championship in the same season.
Substitution change proposed in women’s lacrosse Women’s Basketball Advancement Program participants for announced DII leaders: Census affirms strategic plan. The UConn Huskies are the most successful women's basketball program in the nation, having won a record 11 NCAA Division I National Championships and a women's record four in a row, from throughplus over 40 conference regular season and tournament cytopix.comic director: David Benedict.Download