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Updated: March 27, 3:53 PM ET
Huskies (35-0) make history
By Larry Schwartz
Special to ESPN.com
April 2, 1995
The Connecticut women's basketball team makes history, outscoring Tennessee 11-3 in the final 2½ minutes in the NCAA final in Minneapolis. UConn rallies to take the title, 70-64, capping a 35-0 season. It joins the 1985-86 Texas team as the only ones to go unbeaten and win the NCAA championship since the NCAA started this tournament in 1982.
Plagued by foul trouble to its two All-Americans, Rebecca Lobo and Jen Rizzotti, 4½-point favorite UConn trails 38-32 at halftime and 43-34 early in the second half. But Lobo, the 6-foot-4 senior forward with the French braid and the determined demeanor, scores 14 of her game-high 17 points in the second half to spark Connecticut's rally.
Rizzotti puts UConn up for good at 63-61 with 1:51 left on a layup after going coast-to-coast. Coach Geno Auriemma's team seals its second victory over Tennessee (34-3) in 10 weeks with seven free throws (three by Lobo).