Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title, 5th In 7 Years : The Two-Way With the 63-53 victory over Notre Dame, coach Geno Auriemma collects his tenth championship ring since 1995 — a streak of dominance few teams or coaches in any sport can compete with.
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Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title, 5th In 7 Years

Notre Dame guard Lindsay Allen shoots against Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart as Connecticut guard Moriah Jefferson looks on April 7 during the first half of the NCAA women's college basketball championship game in Tampa, Fla. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Notre Dame guard Lindsay Allen shoots against Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart as Connecticut guard Moriah Jefferson looks on April 7 during the first half of the NCAA women's college basketball championship game in Tampa, Fla.

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It's the kind of long-term dominance only the New York Yankees, Montreal Canadiens or John Wooden's UCLA teams could rival: Since 1995, the University of Connecticut women's basketball team has basically had coin-flip odds of winning a women's basketball championship.

The Huskies took home their tenth trophy in that span on Tuesday night, beating Notre Dame 63-53 in a rematch of the 2014 title game, which UConn won 79-58.

Head coach Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies calls to his players in the first half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption

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Head coach Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies calls to his players in the first half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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Tuesday's game was closer for the Fighting Irish, but it wasn't necessarily prettier: Midway through the second half, neither team was shooting better than 40 percent from the field, and Notre Dame had more rebounds than points.

Two-time national player of the year Breanna Stewart had 8 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks for the Huskies, while Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each had 15 points. With the win, the Huskies are now 78-1 in the past two seasons.

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