The UConn women completed their second straight unbeaten season, winning their 78th consecutive game tonight, and won the school's seventh national championship tonight.
They did it with an all-time ugly game, beating Stanford 53-47 (the first time in those 78 games a team has come within 10 points) in San Antonio. The Huskies trailed, 20-12, at halftime, and looked absolutely dead on offense.
Let us never mention anything about this actual game ever again, except to say that Maya Moore became an utter legend in the second half. Once she started hitting shots, it was all over. This was her night, her star-making moment on the biggest stage.
Whether you follow the women all season, or you just tuned in tonight, this is an amazing accomplishment. Having covered the team for parts of all four of my years in Storrs, I'm proud to see Geno, Tina, Maya and the rest kick the ass of anyone who's challenged them. They represent the school tremendously.
Next year, Moore's senior year, the goal will be to make it to 11-0 next season and eclipse John Wooden's all-time mark. From there, it will be Geno's chance to FINALLY catch Pat Summitt in total championships.
Congratulations to everyone involved. And, thanks, I suppose, for making tonight look difficult. Gives it a little more legitimacy, you know?
Final note: Tina Charles, in her four year career, has been a part of 146 wins and 6 losses. Safe to say she lived up to the hype.