End of Game
Connecticut trailed for more than 12 minutes of the first half, the most the Huskies trailed in a game this season. In the first half, the Huskies had four assists and six turnovers. They had much crisper ball movement in the second half with 11 assists and two turnovers to pull away from the Cardinal, outscoring them by 15.
Stanford was more efficient when Chiney Ogwumike had a paint touch, but Connecticut held her without such a touch on 51 of 66 possessions
Connecticut scored 16 more points outside the paint in the second half than it did in the first half. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 11 points outside the paint in the second half after not scoring in the first half.
With both Connecticut men and women in the championship game, this is the 4th time that a school has both teams playing for the title. In 2004, UConn was the only team to win both titles.
Connecticut and Notre Dame are meeting in the Final Four for the 4th straight season.The Fighting Irish have had the Huskies number more often than note recently, winning 7 of the last 9 meetings overall and 3 of the 4 times the teams have met in the NCAA Tournament.
All three NCAA Women's Basketball champions will be undefeated this season. Bentley (Division II) and FDU Florham (Division III) have already wrapped up perfect seasons.
Since the Connecticut men won their 1st title in 1999, no school has been more successful in basketball than the Huskies...The men are the only school to win more than 2 titles in that span, and the women have won 7 of the last 15 titles.
Stanford led for 12:10 in the 1st half against Connecticut. That's the most the Huskies have trailed in a game this season - they trailed BYU for 9:35 in the Sweet 16.
Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer and Missouri coach Robin Pingeton talk about the schedule release and the respect they have for each other's program.
No. 5 Minnesota earns a four-set win over No. 11 North Carolina as the Golden Gophers took three out of four sets in Chapel Hill.