A Pair Of Titles For UConn As Women’s Basketball Team Bests Notre Dame

It was deja vu for Husky fans

Students stormed the court at Gampel Pavilion for a second consecutive night as the Husky’s women basketball team joined the men as national champions.

About 7,500 fans came to the UConn arena Tuesday evening for a rally to welcome home Husky men after their win over Kentucky on Monday. About 5,000, including several members of the men’s team, stayed in the arena and watched on large movie screens as the women blew out Notre Dame.

After the final buzzer, they poured out of the arena and began a second night of partying.

It’s the second dual championship for UConn, which also won the men’s and women’s titles in 2004. No other Division I school has accomplished that.

Tuesday’s game

The final score was 79-58. Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Stefanie Dolson added 17 points and 16 rebounds, giving coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies a record ninth national championship.

Auriemma passed Pat Summitt for the most titles all-time and capped off the school’s fifth undefeated season in unprecedented fashion. The game was the first title matchup between two unbeatens in the history of college basketball.

The loss was Notre Dame’s third in the title game in the past four years.

The Irish (37-1) were looking for their first championship since 2001.