Game Leaders

Points

0
Sara HammondS. Hammond
F - LOU
15PTS
6/16FG
2/2FT
30
Breanna StewartB. Stewart
F - CONN
23PTS
9/15FG
2/5FT

Rebounds

0
Sara HammondS. Hammond
F - LOU
5REB
2DREB
3OREB
30
Breanna StewartB. Stewart
F - CONN
9REB
6DREB
3OREB

Assists

21
Bria SmithB. Smith
G - LOU
6AST
6TO
1.0AST/TO
0
Kelly FarisK. Faris
NA - CONN
6AST
3TO
2.0AST/TO

Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • LOU 37.1
    • 53.0 CONN
  • Three Point %

    • LOU 21.7
    • 50.0 CONN
  • Turnovers

    • LOU 17
    • 17 CONN
  • Rebounds

    • LOU 28
    • 44 CONN

Game Information

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Coverage: ESPN
Smoothie King Center
  • New Orleans, Louisiana 70195
4/10/2013 Associated Press

UConn routs Louisville, captures eighth title

Freshman Breanna Stewart scored 23 points and Connecticut won its eighth national championship with a record 93-60 rout of Louisville on Tuesday night.

ESPN12T
Louisville293160
Connecticut484593

Game Flow

LOU
CONN
0:00 - 2nd Quarter

LOU

60

CONN

93

End Game

Research Notes

  • Louisville shot 45.5% on plays ending with a catch and shoot in the three games leading up to the 2013 Women's Basketball Championship. On Tuesday, the Cardinals were 6-for-19 (31.6%) on such plays, and 3-for-12 (25.0%) when Connecticut contested the shot.

  • Geno Auriemma is now one of 3 coaches in NCAA basketball history with at least 8 national titles. He tied Pat Summitt with by winning his 8th on Tuesday night meaning the only coach with more titles is the legendary John Wooden. Geno Auriemma and John Wooden have something pretty unbelievable in common - neither coach lost a National Championship Game - Wooden was 10-0 and Auriemma is now 8-0.

  • Connecticut trailed Louisville 13-8 with 14:44 left in the first half. The Huskies scored 21 of the next 22 points to take a 29-14 lead with 8:44 left in the half. The Cardinals would not get within 10 points the rest of the game. Breanna Stewart led the way for Connecticut with seven points during the run.

  • Connecticut outscored Louisville 51-19 on field goals attempted outside the paint. The Huskies had three players who scored more than 10 points on such attempts (Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, 17; Kelly Faris, 14; Breanna Stewart, 11). Louisville shot 18 percent outside the paint, with its leading scorer Shoni Schimmel going 2-for-13 (15.4 percent).

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