In the blue corner holding a record of 30 wins five losses an 11-time collegiate champion. The Lady Huskies of the University of Connecticut.
In the red corner holding a record of 34 wins two losses. The #1 ranked pound for pound women’s college team the Lady Gamecocks of South Carolina.
This is not just a championship game this will be a championship fight.
South Carolina for the last decade has been one of the more dominant teams in the college game. Year in and year out when the discussion of who will come out on top, South Carolina name is always in the mix. The gamecocks have a superstar in Aaliyah Boston who won AP Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. The 2016- 2017 season for the Gamecocks had a few first about it. Their first women’s basketball AP Player of the Year (A’ja Wilson), and their first women’s NCAA basketball title. The ole tale states history tends to repeat, this could be South Carolina’s year.
A person could have never watched a single women’s college game and they would know who UCONN is. Since the hire of Geno Auriemma in 1985 the Lady Huskies has not missed the NCAA tournament since the ’87-88 season. UCONN also has been to 14 consecutive final fours, but they have not hoisted the championship trophy in six years. The six-year drought that the Lady Huskies are on is the longest championship drought the program has been on since they won their first title in 1995. Everyone knows about Paige Bueckers but when she went down, and missed 19 games the Lady Huskies amassed a 15-4 record without her. I will not look at this team as an underdog by any means.
Auriemma wins this game he will further cement himself as the greatest women’s coach. Greatest college coach may even be up for date if he wins.
It has been a while since they been in the final game, but UCONN should have a home court feel.
This game is not just another championship game but more so a championship fight. It is a contest between two great teams and two great coaches.