A spokeswoman for parade organizers said excitement over this year’s championships and ideal weather conditions forecast for Sunday are expected to boost attendance.
The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday night in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title.
Connecticut beat Louisville comfortably back in January and didn’t even have star Breanna Stewart on the floor at the time. That doesn’t mean the Huskies are going to be brimming with confidence about their chances of winning an eighth NCAA national title on Tuesday night against the Cardinals.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a career-high 32 points and Stefanie Dolson added 25 as No. 3 Connecticut tuned up for a Big East rematch with second-ranked Notre Dame by racing past South Florida 85-51 on Saturday.
Not much has come easily for C. Vivian Stringer during her Hall of Fame coaching career. So it was fitting that it took her five tries to become the fourth women’s basketball coach to have 900 victories.
“What makes fans not want to watch women’s basketball is that some of the players can’t shoot and they miss layups, and that forces the game to slow down,” Auriemma said. “How do (we) help improve that? Lower the rim [from 10 feet].”
We’re used to hypocrisy from politicians. It’s their job to say whatever it takes to get (re)elected. But in my lifetime nothing compares with the nonsense spewing from the mouths of those running the NCAA.
Huskies rallied to get the game into overtime Sunday night before Big East rival Notre Dame pulled away for an 83-75 victory.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and third-ranked Connecticut got its 99th consecutive home victory, beating No. 14 Georgetown 80-38 on Saturday.
Top-ranked Connecticut’s record 90-game winning streak is over. The Huskies never led and were beaten by No. 9 Stanford 71-59 on Thursday night, ending a remarkable run that drew national attention.