KyleBerke
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Lady Huskies Win Record Fourth Straight Championship to Cap Off Another Perfect Season
Connecticut completed its historic run to a fourth consecutive national championship with an 82-51 win over Syracuse on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck became the only players in NCAA college basketball history, men or women, to win four titles. The championship also marked the 11th overall for Huskies coach Geno Auriemma, who moved past legendary UCLA men's coach John Wooden. UConn finished the season at 38-0, the sixth unbeaten season in program history, and extended its winning streak to 75 games. Stewart, Tuck and Jefferson outscored Syracuse all by themselves in the first half, playing with a confidence of three players who were used to the magnitude of this game. UConn jumped to a 9-0 lead and Syracuse inched no closer, despite a 16-0 run late in the third quarter. UConn simply executed its well-designed game plan. The Huskies pressed Syracuse, baiting the Orange into some quick shots; they beat the Syracuse press with short, quick passes and did it by keeping the ball in the hands of their veterans; and they carved up the Syracuse zone by getting the ball to the shot corner and finding the opener cutter in the lane. Syracuse's strengths all season have been offensive rebounding, 3-point shooting and forcing mistakes. UConn took those all away. Breanna Stewart won her fourth Final Four Most Outstanding Player award, finishing her career with 24 points (she has scored at least 20 in three of her four championship game appearances), 10 rebounds, 6 assists and two blocks. Her blocked shot on Brittney Sykes and then a 3-pointer 21 seconds later set the tone in the first two minutes of the game. Stewart, Tuck and Jefferson ended their time playing together with a 115-5 record. The trio went 116-1 in the past three seasons. 
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Really impressive! Well done :D
a year ago·Reply
@shannonl5 Breanna Stewart might be the best college basketball player of all time, men and women
a year ago·Reply
Wow four most outstanding players award.....that's so impressive.
a year ago·Reply
They're way too dominant
a year ago·Reply
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