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Posted April 10, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Women’s NCAA Champs: U-Conn Takes Underdog Louisville!

National Champs

”Congratulations to Geno Auriemma and the Connecticut Huskies on a remarkable season and an eighth national title,” former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt said. ”Geno is a proven champion and a leader in our game. My best to him, his family, his team and staff.” – foxsports

Freshman Breanna Stewart (30) and sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23) defend Louisville in the lane.

Freshman Breanna Stewart (30) and sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23) defend Louisville in the lane.

”We feel like all we can go is up from here,” said Mosqueda-Lewis, who scored 18 points. ”We have so many young people and so many people with experience in a national championship game. That’s only going to make us better.”

”This is unbelievable,” Stewart said. ”This is what we’ve thought about since the beginning of the season. And now to be here and actually win it, it’s a great feeling and I don’t think it’s going to set in for a while. I just played really confident and stopped thinking. When I second-guess myself, nothing good comes out of that.” – foxsports

Gene Auriemma cuts down the nets

”The only person I compare myself to is Pat Summitt and to be there in that spot with her means a lot to me,” Auriemma said. ”The fact that I tied Pat Summitt’s record puts you in the category of the greatest women’s basketball coach that ever lived.” – foxsports

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he No. 3 ranked U-Conn Lady Huskies won their record-tying eighth Championship (under Gene Auriemma) with a record lop-sided win over the underdog No. 16 seed Louisville Cardinals last night! Coach Auriemma now tied Tennessee Volunteers Pat Summitt with the eight Championship wins! U-Conn had the missed the Championship game the past two seasons, so this year they were not playing around! The future is looking good for U-Conn with freshman Breanna Stewart (pic below) scoring a game-high 23 points and sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (pic below_ adding 18 points of her own! Louisville fought their way past last year’s champion Brittney Griner Butler Lady Bears in the Sweet 16, Tennessee in the Elite 8, and Cal in the Final Four (Championship semifinal) to make it to the big game!