Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game - WSMV Channel 4

Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game

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By DOUG FEINBERG
AP Basketball Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma have felt the buzz reverberate throughout women's basketball all season about the potential historic showdown between the undefeated teams.

The wait is over.

UConn (39-0) and Notre Dame (37-0) are set to meet in an unprecedented championship clash Tuesday night.

Auriemma agrees this once in a lifetime game could help grow the sport, but there's also much at stake for both teams.

A UConn victory would be the ninth of Auriemma's career, breaking a tie with Pat Summitt for the most all-time.

It would also be the fifth unbeaten season for Auriemma and UConn, and the first time the Huskies went 40-0. They'd match Baylor as the only team do so.

The Irish are looking to capture their first title since 2001.

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