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Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride sits on the bench after Tuesday’s loss to Connecticut in the NCAA championship in Nashville, Tenn.
Women’s national championship

Irish fall as UConn’s records rise

– The Connecticut women’s basketball team joined an exclusive list with its national championship victory Tuesday night: The Huskies (40-0) authored the eighth unbeaten Division I women’s basketball season.

Never before had two undefeated teams in college basketball – men’s or women’s – dueled for a title, and the Huskies prevailed in the NCAA tournament title game, winning 79-58 over Notre Dame at Bridgestone Arena in the Music City.

UConn had undefeated seasons in 1995, 2002, 2009 and 2010, while the Irish were attempting to secure their first.

The teams met in the women’s Final Four for the fourth consecutive season. Notre Dame had beaten UConn in 2011 and 2012 in the semifinals. The Irish lost 83-65 to the Huskies in the national semifinals last season as UConn went on to win its eighth title. On Tuesday, UConn’s ninth broke a tie with Tennessee for the all-time record.

The other unbeaten teams in women’s basketball were Texas (1985-86, 34-0), Tennessee (1997-98, 39-0) and Baylor (2011-12, 40-0).

The game featured two successful tournament coaches. The Huskies’ Geno Auriemma entered with a 98-17 record in the postseason and has never lost a national final. Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw was 46-20, with a title in 2001.

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