The UConn womens’ basketball team finished off an undefeated season with its fourth consecutive national championship.
INDIANAPOLIS — There were 11 seconds left when Connecticut senior walk-on Briana Pulido pulled up and hit a jumper from the left corner to make the final score 82-51.
The drubbing against Syracuse was nearly over and the all the Huskies’ stars were on the bench. But there was never a moment when the entire team was more excited than this one. As soon as Pulido sank her shot, senior All-Americans Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck erupted in hysteria. Falling over each other, cheering louder than they had at any other point in the game.
When you’re beating opponents by 31 points in title games, you’re allowed to be this ecstatic for your bench players who score in the final seconds. UConn won its fourth consecutive national championship — and an NCAA-record 11th title for the program — in front of a crowd of 14,514 that heavily favored the…