The college basketball season is winding down, and we now have the final four teams in both men’s and women’s basketball standing. We all know about the highly anticipated showdown between the Michigan Wolverines and the Louisville Cardinals on the men’s side of things, but we now know who will be going at it on the women’s side. After the women’s Louisville Cardinals team continued their spectacular run with a win over Cal earlier on Sunday, the UConn Huskies punched their National Championship ticket with an easy win over Notre Dame, 83-65.
Breanna Stewart threw down 29 points on the Huskies’ way to yet another National Championship game under legendary head coach Geno Auriemma. The win over Notre Dame means that Auriemma has coached the Huskies to eight National Championships, and he’ll be seeking his eighth title as well.
The win to propel the Huskies to the National Championship means that Auriemma is one win away from tying Pat Summit’s current record of eight titles, and it would also mean that he’s yet to lose in the biggest game of the season.
UConn’s win was a dominant one, as they never let the Irish within six after building a 10-point halftime lead, and essentially coasted through the Final Four. But they are running into one of the hottest teams in all of college sports right now, as the Louisville Cardinals are riding high after beating top-seeded Baylor as well as Tennessee and Cal on their way to the National Championship.
But the Huskies have run into hot teams before, and it’s more than notable that they haven’t lost a title game while under Auriemma’s reign. There is a lot of hype heading into the men’s title game, but the women’s game is doing it’s best to rival the excitement and may end up turning in a more entertaining and emotional game, or at the very least match that of the men’s final blow-for-blow.