Found April 10, 2013 on
The Cardinal Connect:
The magical ride for the Louisville women’s basketball came to an end last night as they fell 93-60 to the Connecticut Huskies.
Louisville got off to a solid start, taking a 13-8 lead early on, but UConn then went on a 16-2 run and never looked back. The Lady Cards trailed 48-29 at the half. A 33-point deficit is the largest ever in a women’s NCAA tournament final.
Sara Hammond led the way for Louisville 15-points and five rebounds. Shoni Schimmel had a rough night from the field. She finished with nine points and was just 3-of-15 from the floor.
Baylor’s Brittney Griner is clearly the best women’s basketball player on the planet, but UConn freshman Brenna Stewart isn’t too far behind. At least she wasn’t last night. The freshman sensation 23-points and was clearly the difference maker. Stewart’s 18 first half points helped UConn pull away and never look back.
Jeff Walz said after the game that he knew he was going to have to give up some open three pointers in hopes that the Huskie...
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The difference between UConn and the rest of the nation is that it doesn’t matter to us whether it’s men’s or women’s basketball. Both teams are well-loved, and they get to celebrate a lot – more than any other teams in college basketball in recent years.
And so it is again after another championship.
On Tuesday night, UConn gave Louisville the business...
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Without Baylor or Notre Dame to contend with, there was no doubt that Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies were poised to win the championship this season. While the Lady Cardinals of Louisville had an incredible run, last night they proved to be no match. They were simply out played and routed by a dominant UConn, losing 93-60.
Congrats to UConn and of course, Auriemma...