The No. 5 seed Louisville women’s basketball team fell short in an attempt to match the Louisville men’s basketball team with a national title April 9 as they were blown away by No. 1 seed University of Connecticut 93-60 in New Orleans, La.

Connecticut (35-4) ran away with a comfortable lead in the first half of the game and didn’t allow Louisville (29-9) to get close the entire second half as they posted the largest margin of victory in NCAA championship history.

The Lady Huskies are now 8-0 in championship games. UCONN head coach Geno Auriemma is now tied with the University of Tennessee’s legendary women’s basketball head coach Pat Summitt for the most national championships won with eight.

Freshman forward Breanna Stewart led Connecticut with 23 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis followed with 18 points for UCONN.

Louisville was led by sophomore forward Sara Hammond with 15 points and five rebounds in the loss.


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor