Huskies out, ending 14-year Final Four streak

Xavier Roger


Rikki Harris reacts after making a basket after getting fouled during the fourth quarter against UConn.

UConn is human after all. 

The Huskies will miss the Elite Eight for the first time in 18 years, crashing out of the NCAA women’s tournament in a hail of turnovers. The 73-61 loss to third-seeded Ohio State on Saturday also ends the Huskies’ streak of consecutive Final Four appearances at 14, an NCAA record.

Second-seeded Connecticut struggled with Ohio State’s press, coughing the ball up 25 times including 18 in the first half alone. The Buckeyes converted those miscues into 23 points.

But the turnovers weren’t UConn’s only problem. Leading scorer Aaliyah Edwards was in foul trouble for most of the game – she played just 17 minutes – and finished with just four points, 13 below her average.


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