UConn left standing in battle for perfection

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Connecticut culminated the program's fifth undefeated season in convincing fashion in a national championship game that was billed as a battle of unbeatens, but turned into another showcase for the Huskies' dominance in women's basketball.

Breanna Stewart and Stefanie Dolson had their way against undersized Notre Dame, while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was nearly as unstoppable on the perimeter as UConn handled the Fighting Irish, 79-58, to capture back-to-back titles.

The rout put an exclamation point on several notable records for the Huskies, who joined the 2011-12 Baylor squad as the only 40-0 teams in women's history and repeated a feat the school accomplished 10 years ago when both the men's and women's teams won the NCAA Tournament.

Geno Auriemma also passed Pat Summitt with his ninth championship as the Huskies' head coach improved to 9-0 all-time in the title games.

Notre Dame did its part in making Tuesday's game an unprecedented one, as the Irish overcame an injury to one of their best players and downed Maryland in the Final Four to set up the first ever NCAA Tournament title game -- men or women's -- between unbeatens.

But without senior forward Natalie Achonwa, who suffered a torn ACL in the regional final, the Irish (37-1) had no answer inside for the combination of Stewart and Dolson.

04/08 22:53:50 ET

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