Well this is a good start of the week for UConn. The day after their men's program won the NCAA Championship with a 60-54 victory over Kentucky, the Huskies women's team brought home their second straight title (and ninth in the past 20 seasons). The No. 1 seeded Huskies topped the No. 1 seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish to cap a 40-0 season. The Fighting Irish, who were 37-0 entering the match-up, comprised the other half of the first undefeated championship battle in NCAA history. A duo that can now be declared a rival, each program's last loss was to each other.
The Huskies top performer of the night was AP Player of the Year Breanna Stewart who finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds. As a mere sophomore, she still has two more seasons to dominate the women's hoops landscape. UConn also got a big night from center Stefanie Dolson, the second of three Huskie All-Americans, who finished with a double-double (17 and 16, respectively). It was the final game of the senior's collegiate career. Notre Dame's best effort came from their own All-American, senior guard Kayla McBride who contributed 21 points in the losing effort.
Now that UConn has claimed a collegiate basketball monopoly (which also happened in 2004), there's only one question: Is there anything left on campus to set fire to?