NEW ORLEANS (Sporting Alert, Box Score) — Freshman Breanna Stewart scored 23 points and led Connecticut to a 93-60 victory over Louisville in the NCAA Women’s basketball national Championship game on Tuesday night.
The win was the most one-sided contest in a championship game, as the Huskies, which dominated the game, led 48-29 at half-time.
Stewart, who scored 18 of her total points in the first half, also pulled down nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and three steals for the for UConn (35-4) which secured its eighth national championship title
Head coach Geno Auriemma also tied with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for the most national women’s basketball titles in history.
Auriemma also stated perfect in national championship games after tonight’s blowout win.
K Mosqueda-Lewis collected 18 points and nine rebounds, Kelly Faris added 16 points, nine rebounds, while Bria Hartley had 13 points and Stefanie Dolson, 12 points, six boards and five assists for Connecticut.
Meanwhile, Sarah Hammond paced the Louisville Cardinals (29-9) with 15 points in the defeat.
Louisville knocked off top seed and defending champions Baylor Bears on their way to making the final.