The UConn Huskies proved once more why they are a force to be reckoned with, dominating the Gonzaga Bulldogs to earn a spot in the Final Four.
The Huskies, who have won four of the last six NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championships, put on a show Monday night, defeating the No. 1-seeded Bulldogs 91-66 in the Elite Eight game.
UConn, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, was led by freshman Paige Bueckers, who scored a career-high 27 points. The Huskies also got a huge boost from forward Olivia Nelson-Ododa, who had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The Huskies' dominance was on full display throughout the game. They opened up a double-digit lead in the first quarter and never looked back. UConn led by as many as 36 points in the second half and held Gonzaga to a season-low 66 points.
UConn's victory marks their 13th Final Four appearance, and their first since 2016. The Huskies will face the No. 3-seeded Arizona Wildcats in the national semifinal on Friday.
The Huskies' win also continues their streak of dominance in women’s college basketball. UConn has won 11 national championships, the most of any school in the NCAA, and has been in the Final Four 22 times.
UConn head coach Geno Auriemma was proud of his team's performance and is looking forward to the Final Four.
“This team is so resilient and they just keep fighting,” Auriemma said. “We're really excited to be going to the Final Four and we're going to keep working to get better.”
The UConn Huskies have once again proven why they are one of the top teams in the nation, dominating the No. 1-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs to earn a spot in the Final Four. With their win over the Bulldogs, the Huskies continue their streak of excellence in women’s college basketball and have set their sights on the national championship. UConn will face the No. 3-seeded Arizona Wildcats in the semifinal game on Friday.