President Barack Obama has picked Connecticut to win a third straight women’s basketball championship in the NCAA Tournament.
Markus Kennedy scored 15 points and the regular-season American Athletic Conference champions held off UConn 62-54 on Sunday to also win the tournament title.
A loss to UConn was not the statement No. 21 SMU was hoping to make on Sunday in front of a national TV audience.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis hit a record-breaking shot from the top of the 3-point circle just 3:18 into the game. That started a 21-0 run, and the second-ranked Huskies beat SMU 86-29.
With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles. None may be sweeter than the record ninth championship the Huskies won Tuesday night in unprecedented fashion.
Tuesday looks to be a busy day at DFW International Airport, as fans who were in town for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game start heading back home.
Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.
Turn off the lights. The game is over. Connecticut won. But organizers across North Texas hope to do it again and again, already looking ahead to the next big event.
Yeah, UConn won the National Championship game over Kentucky’s incredible freshmen 60-54. It was a thrilling game, but the fans of basketball were the real winners.
Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game on Monday night.
Kentucky was down by 15 points. They had only scored half as many points that UConn had in the first half. It appeared to be game over for the Wildcats. But, not so fast.
After years of planning, North Texas will host the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game on Monday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.