UConn Huskies women's basketball team celebrates their fifth straight Big East Championship

The UConn Huskies women’s basketball team had won four straight Big East Tournament Championships. But going against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who had beaten the Huskies three straight times, it wouldn’t be easy.

But strong offensive performances from Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (19 points) and Bria Hartley (18 points) plus an unrelenting defensive effort, proved to be the difference as the UConn women beat Notre Dame 63-54 in front of 9,227 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT to win the Big East Tournament.

UConn improves to 29-4 and the win gives their head coach Geno Auriemma 800 career wins.

KML was the named the Most Outstanding Player of the Big East Tournament. She was joined on the All-Big East Tournament team by her teammates Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson. Also on the team are Kayla McBride (Notre Dame), Devereaux Peters (Notre Dame) and Shenneika Smith (St. John’s).

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UConn Huskies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2012 Big East Tournament Championship box score

UConn Huskies & Notre Dame Fighting Irish postgame quotes

Big East Championship Tournament postgame notes

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