The UConn women pose with the trophy - MICHAEL MCANDREWS / HARTFORD COURANT

The UConn Huskies women’s basketball team set out at the beginning of the season with hopes for their 6th championship. Not only did they achieve that last night, they did so with a perfect 39-0 record. The Huskies rarely encountered any trouble along the way although for about 10 minutes or so in the first half, it did look like the game could go the other way.

But Tina Charles made sure that wasn’t going to happen. With Maya Moore and Renee Montgomery struggling in the first half, Charles put the team on her back and made sure that the Huskies wouldn’t be denied.

There’s not a lot of credit out there going to Louisville coach Jeff Walz but there should be.  After 5 years at Maryland as an assistant, Walz took over the Cardinals and led them to their first Sweet 16 appearance last year. This year all he did was take them to the brink of a national title and helped develop Angel McCoughtry into an All-American and one of the top picks in the WNBA Draft on Thursday. Three of Louisville’s five losses this season came to UConn. The Cardinals should be proud of what they accomplished and my congratulations goes out to them on a successful season.

What else is there to say about the UConn women? They are national champions for the 6th time and picked up their first one since 2004 which happened to be Diana Taurasi’s senior season. This was a special UConn women’s team that knew what it wanted and went out and took care of business. And now they wake up and can call themselves champions.

UConn Women’s Basketball links

UConn Women’s Pep Rally Scheduled For Wednesday [SOX & Dawgs]

Video: UConn Women’s National Championship Highlights And Trophy Presentation [SOX & Dawgs]

UConn Huskies Women’s Postgame Press Conference – National Championship Edition [SOX & Dawgs]

Video: Geno Auriemma Talks About UConn’s National Title [SOX & Dawgs]

Louisville-Connecticut instant analysis []

Behind the eyes of Renee Montgomery []

Charles leads UConn to NCAA title []

How good will UConn be next season? []

Which unbeaten team is the best ever? []

39-0 [Elm City to Eagleville]

Perfect Champions! []

Perfection Personified: Huskies Win Sixth National Title And Finish 39-0 []

UConn Women Achieve Perfection [Hartford Courant]

Charles Leads UConn (39-0) To Sixth National Title [Hartford Courant]

Making Their Claim To Greatness [Hartford Courant]

Notebook: Charles Named Most Outstanding Player [Hartford Courant]

Auriemma Named Naismith Coach Of Year [Hartford Courant]

Charles Emerges On Biggest Stage

UConn Women’s Extras [Hartford Courant]

Geno & Pat: The NCAA Title Gap Narrows [Hartford Courant]

UConn women: A picture of perfection [Waterbury Republican-American]

No team has ever been as dominant as these Huskies [Waterbury Republican-American]

Tina Charles comes up huge in title game [Waterbury Republican-American]

Perfection: UConn women win national title [New Haven Register]

The Untouchables UConn completes perfect season, wins sixth national title [New Haven Register]

Montgomery bounces a lot off Bird [New Haven Register]

Potential for parade not a slam dunk [New Haven Register]

UConn completes perfect season with sixth national title [New London Day]

UConn women win 6th national title [Connecticut Post]

Is this UConn team the greatest? [Connecticut Post]

Auriemma sweeps to Naismith award [Connecticut Post]

UConn students watch ‘history in the making” [Connecticut Post]

UConn in the championship game [Connecticut Post]

Perfect teams [Connecticut Post]

UConn women’s notebook [Connecticut Post]

Sixth title is a first for most UConn students [AP via]

Is this the greatest UConn squad ever? Let’s tip off the debate []

Connecticut Women Win National Title [New York Times]

Unheralded Player Prizes Her Role [New York Times]

What if the Country’s Best Team Gets Better? [New York Times]

Tina Charles lifts UConn to perfect 39-0 campaign, championship [New York Daily News]

UConn’s title run started in 2008 with semifinal loss to Stanford [USA Today]

Despite loss in title game, Louisville makes great strides [USA Today]

This UConn team cleared very high bar in victory []

Cold night shooting spoils Louisville’s upset bid [USA Today]

UConn caps perfect season by routing Louisville in title game [USA Today]

The Soul of a Champion [Washington Post]

UConn coach Auriemma was looking for omens [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Connecticut cruises to 6th NCAA title [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Title game has perfect ending for Huskies [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

UConn most dominant team of its time [NBC Sports]

Auriemma compares his undefeated UConn teams [Boston Globe]

Unbeatable UConn roars to another NCAA title [Boston Globe]

I AM A NATIONAL CHAMPION! [Meghan Gardler Twitter]

Connecticut Women Cruise to Sixth NCAA Title [Washington Post]

Championship game: Nothing left to chance [Journal Inquirer]

Going out in style [Journal Inquirer]

Huskies have much more than talent [Journal Inquirer]

A year later and a much better feeling for Greene [Journal Inquirer]

UConn Completes Dominant Season With Rout Of Louisville In National Title Game [New London Day]

This Season, This UConn Team Is Incomparable [New London Day]

Just Walk Away, Renee [New London Day]

See You Soon, Mr. President [New London Day]

Tweet, Tweet [New London Day]

Stonington High Grads Are Part Of Dream Come True [New London Day]

The Other Insufferable UConn Coach Claims Title [The Big Lead]

UConn Football links

Tuesday practice — I’m back! [JSilver’s UConn Blog]

Video View: Practice Scenes And Interviews From Tuesday [UConn | Football]

Moore work paying off for Huskies’ receiver [New Haven Register]

Edsall Not Hesitant To Make Changes [Hartford Courant]

Spring Q&A: UConn coach Randy Edsall [Big East Blog – ESPN]

Other UConn related links

Softball Doubleheader Against Rutgers Moved To Thursday []

Softball: Roy Pushes Huskies Past Bryant 2-1 []