UConn Women Cap Perfect Season With National Championship
There was never a doubt who the best women’s basketball team was in the 2013-14 season.
Connecticut went wire to wire and capped one of the most dominant seasons ever with a 79-58 win over Notre Dame to claim their ninth national championship since 1995.
It was the first ever title game, men’s or women’s, to see undefeated teams face off against one another.
The Huskies (40-0) beat every opponent by double figures and outscored those teams by a combined 1,370 points, an average of more than 34 points per game.
Notre Dame (37-1) took an early 8-6 lead but saw UConn run off 16 straight points to take control of the game for good.
Breanna Stewart finished with 21 points to lead four players in double figures for the Huskies while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 18. Notre Dame was paced by Kayla McBride with 21 points.
UCONN shot better than 46 percent from the floor despite hitting just 4-of-19 from 3-point range. Notre Dame was held to 35 percent shooting and was outrebounded 54-31.