UConn defeated Notre Dame 79-58 in Nashville on Tuesday night to complete a perfect 40-0 season for its ninth national title in school history, which surpasses Tennessee for the most championships in women’s college basketball history. [tweet https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/453722388166086657 align=”center”]
The victory comes just one night after UConn’s men’s basketball team beat Kentucky to win its fourth national championship in 15 years. [tweet https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/453722707608498177 align=”center”]
The Huskies jumped out to a 45-38 halftime lead then dominated in the second half by outscoring the Fighting Irish 34-20.
Breanna Stewart led UConn with 21 points and was one of five Huskies to score in double digits. Stefanie Dolson chipped in 17 points and led UConn with 16 rebounds and seven assists. Her dominance in the paint allowed the Huskies to outrebound the Fighting Irish 54-31, including a 22-9 edge on the offensive glass.
Kayla McBride led Notre Dame (37-1) with 21 points. The Fighting Irish have lost in the national title game three times in the past four years.