The UConn Huskies are the 2015 NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Champions.
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The UConn Huskies women’s basketball team defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 63-53 to win the 2015 NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship.
Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led the team in the scoring with 15 points each, while top player Breanna Stewart added eight points, four blocks, two steals and 15 rebounds.
Notre Dame recorded more rebounds than Connecticut (45 to 34) but Stewarts dominance prevented the Fighting Irish from making any kind of comeback against the dominant Huskies.
The Huskies, who finished the season 38-1 on the season with a perfect 18-0 in regular season conference play, were ranked #1 in all polls at the start of the season, but fell to #3 after losing to Stanford in November. They reclaimed their #1 ranking in February and entered the 2015 NCAA Tournament at the top seed.
UConn head coach Geno Auriemma won his 10th NCAA Championship – tying UCLA men’s basketball coach John Wooden for the most Championship wins by a Division I coach in any sport in NCAA history. Under Auriemma, the Huskies have recorded five perfect seasons where they went undefeated in the regular season and won the National Championship.