Paige Bueckers, Azzi Fudd, Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Christyn Williams and more all missed time with injury or illness. But the Huskies are headed back to the championship game.
UConn is headed back to the national championship for the first time since 2016. The Huskies defeated Stanford 63-58 in a defensive battle that had a bit of a wild finish over the last four minutes.
Stanford just wouldn’t go away. Paige Bueckers led the Huskies with 14 points, while Evina Westbrook scored 12, including three 3-pointers in the first half
Azzi Fudd didn’t get hot at any point, but did sink two free throws late in the game to help seal it.
UConn now heads to the title game against South Carolina, a team they lost to earlier this season in the Bahamas. The game is on ESPN at 8 p.m.
Some had traveled from Connecticut, while others came from even farther to see the team compete in the biggest women’s basketball event of the year.