I could've written this at the beginning of the year and saved myself a ten-minute write-up, but UConn won the Women's National Championship tonight, just like they did last year, and the year before that. Another line I could've predicted was their opponent being Notre Dame. They seem to lose this game a lot, after all. So there you have it: UConn beats Notre Dame for the women's title. This seems like something I wrote last year. I wonder why...? Oh, that's right, because I fucking did.
Tonight's final score was 63-53.
Leading the way for the Huskies was their trio of potential All-Americans: Breanna Stewart (eight points, 15 boards, four blocks), Moriah Jefferson (15 points, five assists, four steals), and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (15 points, five rebounds).
As for the Fighting Irish, they continue their run as perpetual bridesmaids, losing the Championship Game for the fourth time in five years. They were led by a double-double (14 points and 10 boards) from freshman forward Brianna Turner. But when three-fifths of your starting five combine to go 10-for-41, your odds of being the first team to oust Geno Auriemma from the Final Four are zilch.
As for Geno, tonight's title officially allows him to cover every finger with a ring, becoming just the third coach in college or pro sports (along with John Wooden and Phil Jackson) to win 10 titles.
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