1 Connecticut Huskies (40-0, 21-0 AAC)
Results: Connecticut 79, Notre Dame 58
Player of the Game: Sr. C Stefanie Dolson (17p, 16r, 7a, 3b, 38m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. C Stefanie Dolson (12dr, 3b, 38m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Lindsay Allen, Notre Dame (2p, 3r, 5a, 2s, 29m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 52, Notre Dame 22
Summary: Duel National Champs!!! UConn men won last night vs. Kentucky for their 4th title and the UConn women followed suit tonight finishing up their 5th undefeated season by beating Notre Dame for their NCAA WCBB DI-record 9th National Championship!!!! National Player of the Year and All-American So. F Breanna Stewart led the way with 21pts. on 10-15 shooting and 9rebs., 4asts., and 2blks. while National Defensive Player of the Year and All-American Sr. C Stefanie Dolson added a double-double with 17pts. and 16rebs. to go along with 7asts. and 3blks. All-American Jr. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis overcame an injury-riddled season to have an outstanding postseason and chipped in 18pts., 7rebs., 2asts., and 2stls. to earn a spot on the Final Four All-Tournament Team!
Senior All-Americans Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley conclude their careers with their 2nd consecutive NCAA titles. Dolson was absolutely brilliant from the tip until she left the game to a giant hug from her coach. She finished just shy of a triple-double with 17pts., 16rebs., 7asts., and 3blks. They will be missed by all (and by their teammates especially). Bria struggled on offense but shut down one of (if not the most) athletic guards in the women's game in Loyd, yet she still finished with 13pts., 2rebs., 3asts., and 1blk as she finished just 6pts shy of 2,000 career points (1,994). They are both EXTRA SPECIAL!!! I am so happy the world got to see just how special and that they got to go out on top. They are going to make whichever WNBA team(s) draft them very, very happy with their selection in next Monday's 2014 WNBA Draft.
2013-14 NCAA Women's Basketball National Champions (Duel Champs with UConn men)!!!
2014 Final Four All-Tournament Team:
Sr. C Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut
So. G Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame
Sr. G Kayla McBride, Notre Dame
Jr. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut
So. F Breanna Stewart, Connecticut (Most Outstanding Player)