UCONN’s win streak is over 

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The win streak for the ages has been snapped. The Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team lost on Friday night to the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Final Four.

The Huskies lost 66-64 in overtime. This loss snapped their 111-game win streak — which was the longest win streak ever in college basketball.

Saniya Chong goes to the basket against Morgan William (Getty Images)
Saniya Chong goes to the basket against Morgan William (Getty Images)

Morgan William made the game-winning 15-foot jumper as the time expired. Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma knew the game was over when the camera panned over to him following the basket.

The Huskies tied the game at 26.6 seconds following a flagrant 1. Katie Lou Samuelson made both free throws to toe the game at 64 –and the Huskies got the ball.

However, they made a mistake late when they could have had the final possession. A Huskies player took a shot with approximately 13 seconds left.

The Bulldogs will now face the South Carolina Gamecocks. The National Championship will be the first-time in five-years that the Huskies will not be the champions.

It’s also an all-Southeastern Conference Championship game. South Carolina won both games this season.

Mississippi State comes into their final showdown with a 34-4 record. South Carolina is 32-4.

One season ago, the Huskies dismantled the Bulldogs with a 60-point win. It is the biggest win in regional semifinal history.

Victoria Vivians led the Bulldogs with 19 points. She also had four rebounds.

Vivians was one of four Mississippi State players, who scored in double-figures. William scored 13 points, while Breanna Richardson added 12 points, and Teaira McCowan had 10 points.

The Bulldogs had 12 bench points. Chinwe Okorie led the bench with seven points.

Gabby Williams led the Huskies with 21 points. She also had eight rebounds, two assists, four blocks, and two steals.

Williams was one of four Connecticut players, who scored in double-digits. Samuelson added 15 points, while Napheesa Collier had 11 points, and Saniya Chong had 10 points.

Crystal Dangerfield had the Huskies lone bench point.

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