Buzz That Was: On Cloud Nine
In case you were too busy wishing you had gone to UConn and missed out on actually watching the women's national championship game, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed from the historic night.
Cheers and tears
If things truly are always better in moderation, someone better not tell that to the UConn basketball programs or their fans. On Tuesday, just one day removed from the men's national championship win over Kentucky, the women rolled by Notre Dame to clinch their second straight NCAA title and record-setting ninth overall. Led by 21 points from Breanna Stewart -- the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player -- and a strong team defensive effort, the Huskies trounced the Irish 79-58 to complete their perfect season at 40-0 and end the painstaking 24-hour title drought in Storrs.
The wins for both basketball programs marks just the second time in Division I history the feat has been achieved, joining the 2004 Husky squads in the record books.
Coach Geno Auriemma, often known for his sarcasm and brash sense of humor, was clearly overcome with emotion after the victory. So much so, he cried during his postgame interview with ESPN's Holly Rowe. Yes, you read that correctly.
Even Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw can't hate on that. On second thought, she probably can. But likely won't do it in public.
Paging Mr. President
Just how exactly does one celebrate her second straight national title? While some cry and others just do ta festive Nae Nae, Stefanie Dolson took the moment to hilariously remind President Barack Obama that the team would be visiting again.
Hope he's been practicing his dance moves. She went on to ask Jimmy Fallon to call her. DO IT, FALLON!
Capping the celebration
Thousands of UConn students watched the game from Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, but two of those students stood out a little more than the rest. Perhaps it was their brand-new "national champions" hats that gave them away.
The game became so lopsided in the second half that even Notre Dame's most loyal of fans looked as if they had seen enough. Skylar Diggins' facial expression pretty much said it all. As just about everyone immediately pointed out on Twitter.
Skylar Diggins fed up at the score tonight. UCONN takes it. pic.twitter.com/Qyj5IZ8tGk- Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) April 9, 2014
Ray Allen multitasking
UConn legend and Miami Heat star Ray Allen was in, ahem, "North Texas" on Monday night to watch his beloved former team win the national title, but he was unable to go to Nashville on Tuesday due to some NBA game he was contractually obligated to participate in. But he didn't let playing against the Brooklyn Nets stop him from following along with the NCAA title game.
Ray Allen just stopped by press row during a timeout and asked, "What's the UConn women's score?"- Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) April 9, 2014
The Heat lost by one point after LeBron James' dunk was denied in the final seconds, so hopefully someone cheered Allen up with the news of UConn's win immediately after the game. With his alma mater winning two national titles in 24 hours, I think he's probably doing just fine right about now.
Sign of the times in Storrs
After the destruction on the UConn campus in Storrs on Monday following the men's win, it remained to be seen if there would be anything left for the students to destroy during the Tuesday night celebration. But alas, that's why these resourceful students got accepted into an institution of higher learning. Determined to wreak even more havoc, the students flocked to the streets for the second straight night. You know, because turn down for what and all.
Students alter Wilson Hall, now Willie Nelson Hall! pic.twitter.com/bDspmG3ty6- The Daily Campus (@The_DailyCampus) April 9, 2014
I mean, can you really blame the students? After all the spots secured in the record books by the basketball teams, clearly they just wanted to cement the record for "most arrests on campus in a two-day span." Still awaiting official confirmation from the Guinness Book folks.
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