UConn women win NCAA basketball championship

UConn has beaten Notre Dame 79-58 to win the NCAA national championship for women's basketball.

UConn women win NCAA basketball championship

UConn women win NCAA basketball championship

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (AP) -- Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Stefanie Dolson added 17 points and 16 rebounds to help UConn beat Notre Dame 79-58 on Tuesday night, 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 victory also makes the University of Connecticut the center of the college basketball world with both the men's and women's teams winning the championship this year. The men beat Kentucky on Monday night. The pair of victories come a decade after the Huskies became the only school to accomplish the feat.

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.

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