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UConn Sweeps NCAA Finals With Women’s Victory

NCAA Connecticut Huskies center Stefanie Dolson shoots against Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Jewell Loyd during the second half of the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Womens Division I Championship tournament at Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville, April 8, 2014. Basketball: Championship Game-Notre Dame vs Connecticut
Connecticut Huskies center Stefanie Dolson shoots against Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Jewell Loyd during the second half of the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Womens Division I Championship tournament at Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville, April 8, 2014. Joshua Lindsey—USA Today Sports

The Huskies' women's basketball team thrashed Notre Dame on Tuesday in the first final matchup to feature two undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national championship just days after its men's team beat Kentucky for its fourth title since 1999

The University of Connecticut clobbered Notre Dame Tuesday night 79-58 in the NCAA Women’s Final Four Championship in Nashville, rounding up the tournament with a win to match the UConn men’s team title won Monday night.

Breanna Stewart led UConn with 21 points, while Stefanie Dolson scored 17 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists. The Huskies led 45-38 at the half, shooting 57 percent from the field in the first final matchup to feature two undefeated teams.

With the Huskies undefeated for the season, head coach Geno Auriemma saw the season game tally rounded out to 40-0, the AP reports.

UConn’s men’s team beat Kentucky in the title game Monday night, making it the only school to win both women and men’s tournaments in the same year.

[AP]

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