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Connecticut Huskies Win Historic Fourth Consecutive NCAA Title

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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma hugs Morgan Tuck (3) Moriah Jefferson (4) and Breanna Stewart (30) following the championship game against Syracuse at the women's Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma hugs Morgan Tuck (3) Moriah Jefferson (4) and Breanna Stewart (30) following the championship game against Syracuse at the women's Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

The Connecticut Huskies routed the Syracuse Orange 82-51 Tuesday night in Indianapolis, Indiana to win the program's fourth straight National Collegiate Athletic Association women's national championship trophy.

The Huskies were led by senior Breanna Stewart with 24 points and 10 rebounds. It was her fourth and final tournament Most Outstanding Player award, and sealed her place as one of the greatest players in the program's storied history. She and fellow seniors Morgan Tuck, who scored 19 points, and Moriah Jefferson, who added 13 points, led Connecticut to a 151-5 record and four consecutive national championships during their four years at the school.

Tuesday's victory also maintained Connecticut's status as the dominant program in U.S. women's collegiate basketball -- it was the Huskies's 75th consecutive win, their sixth undefeated season overall, and their 11th NCAA championship since Geno Auriemma became head coach in 1985. Auriemma has now surpassed the late John Wooden, who won ten NCAA tournament titles as coach of the UCLA men's basketball program between 1964 and 1975.

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