UConn vs. Notre Dame: Live Score, Analysis for Women's NCAA Championship Game

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistApril 8, 2014

USA Today

UConn 79, Notre Dame 58

The UConn Huskies were nothing short of dominant in their win over Notre Dame in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Game. 

The 40-0 Huskies started the game on a 22-8 run led by the paint duo of Breanna Stewart and Stefanie Dolson and they never looked back after that point. 

Stewart, Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis combined for 56 points and 32 rebounds as the Huskies thrived down low all night long. 

Notre Dame did attempt a comeback near the end of the first half by cutting the deficit to seven, but it came out flat in the second stanza as UConn continued to blaze past it in the paint. 

With the victory, the Huskies earned their ninth national championship, which is a new record in the women's game. 

The win also kept alive the perfect record that the UConn men and women have in National Championship games, which now stands at 13-0. 

The victory also marked the second time that the men and women from Storrs have won the title in the same year. The two teams achieved the feat back in 2004 as well. 

The loss was the first of the season for Notre Dame, who won its first 37 games of the season. 

 

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