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Undefeated Huskies Are National Champs

Connecticut's undefeated women's basketball team won last night's NCAA National Championship against the Louisville Cardinals. Learn more about their impressive season here. And check out this photo gallery of last night's game, and more.

  • Connecticut's championship victory last night was the capstone to one of the most impressive seasons in women's basketball history. Here, Tiffany Hayes flies toward the basket in the first half.
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    Connecticut's championship victory last night was the capstone to one of the most impressive seasons in women's basketball history. Here, Tiffany Hayes flies toward the basket in the first half.
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  • The Huskies boast a 39-0 record and six national titles.  They won by double digits in every game this season.  In this second-round game against Florida, senior point guard Renee Montgomery reaches for the basket.
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    The Huskies boast a 39-0 record and six national titles. They won by double digits in every game this season. In this second-round game against Florida, senior point guard Renee Montgomery reaches for the basket.
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  • Tina Charles (left) led the Huskies through their undefeated season.  In a regional final against Arizona State, she grabs a pass while covered by Lauren Lacey.
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    Tina Charles (left) led the Huskies through their undefeated season. In a regional final against Arizona State, she grabs a pass while covered by Lauren Lacey.
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  • Charles (right) and Hayes loosen up after practice at the NCAA Women's Final Four.
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    Charles (right) and Hayes loosen up after practice at the NCAA Women's Final Four.
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  • The referee shies from the tip-off between the Huskies and the Louisville Cardinals during the NCAA Championship game on April 7.
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    The referee shies from the tip-off between the Huskies and the Louisville Cardinals during the NCAA Championship game on April 7.
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  • Charles had one of the most impressive performances in women's basketball history, reaching double figures in both scoring and rebounds by halftime.
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    Charles had one of the most impressive performances in women's basketball history, reaching double figures in both scoring and rebounds by halftime.
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  • Charles and Coach Geno Auriemma both said they were glad to see Montgomery (left) end her college basketball career on such a great note.
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    Charles and Coach Geno Auriemma both said they were glad to see Montgomery (left) end her college basketball career on such a great note.
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  • Maya Moore (left) dodges Louisville's leaping Angel McCoughtry as she heads toward the basket.  Moore added 18 points to the Huskies' final score.
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    Maya Moore (left) dodges Louisville's leaping Angel McCoughtry as she heads toward the basket. Moore added 18 points to the Huskies' final score.
    Jeff Roberson/AP
  • Connecticut was not the only team with an impressive season.  Louisville defeated two No. 1 seeds to make it to the national championship.  It was their first Final Four appearance.  Here, they compete with the Huskies' Charles (left), Moore (right) and Kalana Greene for possession.
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    Connecticut was not the only team with an impressive season. Louisville defeated two No. 1 seeds to make it to the national championship. It was their first Final Four appearance. Here, they compete with the Huskies' Charles (left), Moore (right) and Kalana Greene for possession.
    Jeff Roberson/AP
  • Cassie Kerns (center) and Meghan Gardler (right) celebrate Connecticut's 76-54 victory.
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    Cassie Kerns (center) and Meghan Gardler (right) celebrate Connecticut's 76-54 victory.
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  • It was an impressive season nationwide for women's basketball. Columnist Christine Brennan attributes this in part to an increasing interest in basketball among young girls.  Players like Tina Charles embody the strides that women have made in athletics over the past few decades.
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    It was an impressive season nationwide for women's basketball. Columnist Christine Brennan attributes this in part to an increasing interest in basketball among young girls. Players like Tina Charles embody the strides that women have made in athletics over the past few decades.
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  • The undefeated Huskies celebrate their win over the Cardinals.
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    The undefeated Huskies celebrate their win over the Cardinals.
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