It started in 2004, with the Connecticut Huskies sweeping both the men’s and women’s basketball titles.
A decade ago, it was Emeka Okafor edging out Jarrett Jack and surprising Georgia Tech in the Alamodome at San Antonio for the men. Meanwhile, Diana Taurasi put her stamp on another glorious chapter in UConn’s women’s history in helping beat then perennial title contenders in Tennessee at New Orleans.
After Monday’s tense but somewhat exciting game where Kentucky ran out of miracles in front of 79,444 fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas…
Tuesday night in Nashville, Stefanie Dolson would not be denied. 17 points and 16 rebounds later, her Huskies whipped Notre Dame 79-58 in helping give Coach Geno Auriemma his ninth women’s NCAA title, eclipsing former longtime Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for most women’s crowns in the history of the sport.
Storrs, Connecticut is the center of the college basketball world once again and for good reason. They know how to play the game and both the men and women had a lot of fun doing it.
See you all in the fall. Please do your best to make this summer an enjoyable one.