UConn defeats San Diego State, 76-59, claims 5th national title

The University of Connecticut Huskies have made history, claiming their fifth national championship title after a decisive 76-59 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs.

The Huskies, who have been a powerhouse in women’s college basketball since the 1990s, put on a dominant performance in the championship game in Indianapolis. Led by freshman standout Paige Bueckers, the Huskies took an early lead and never looked back, outshooting the Aztecs and controlling the pace of the game throughout.

Bueckers, who was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, finished with 27 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. She was joined by three other Huskies in double-digit scoring, including senior guard Christyn Williams, who had 19 points, and freshman Aaliyah Edwards, who added 14.

The Aztecs, who were making their first-ever appearance in the championship game, were led by senior guard Téa Adams, who had 20 points and eight rebounds. Senior guard Jordan Cruz and freshman guard Ciarra Walker each added 16 points for San Diego State.

The victory was a fitting end to a remarkable season for the Huskies, who have been ranked No. 1 in the country since November. UConn finished the season with a perfect 32-0 record and is the first team to win five national championships since the introduction of the 64-team tournament in 1985.

The Huskies’ victory was met with cheers and jubilation both on and off the court. With the win, UConn has cemented its place in history as one of the greatest women’s basketball programs of all time.