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UConn Women claim third straight title

UConn Women claim third straight title

CHAMPION!! (Photo courtesy of UConn via Facebook)

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10.

It was a rematch of last year’s national championship game and featured the same results — a UConn victory. This one was in doubt until the end, with UConn unable to pull away from the stubborn Irish team as potential history loomed.  Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each scored 15 points Tuesday night to lead the Huskies to a 63-53 victory over Notre Dame.

But it was senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis’ five points — a 3-pointer followed by a jumper from top of the key — clinched the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship for the Connecticut Huskies. “Every senior who plays college basketball wants to win their last game in their career,” Auriemma said. “And I’m happy for K that she got to do that and for Kiah as well. And I’m glad that the buckets that K made down the stretch were kind of the difference in the game. That’s the way she’s supposed to go out. She made a big difference all year and throughout her career.”

It was UConn’s third straight title; Auriemma and the Huskies have won all 10 of their trips to the national championship game. As has become a tradition, his team carried Auriemma off the court after dumping confetti on his head.

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