Mississippi State women's basketball shocks world, upsets UConn in Final Four
Is this the biggest upset in women’s college basketball history? Forget that, it’s one of the biggest upsets in sports, period.
Friday night, No. 2 seeded Mississippi State women’s basketball team shocked the world by beating 36-0 UConn 66-64 in the Final Four. No one outside of Starkville was really giving the Bulldogs a chance.
Friday night’s overtime win was sweet revenge, too. Last year, UConn beat MSU 98-38. That’s 60 points for you non-math majors. Until Friday night, UConn had won a record 28 consecutive NCAA Tournament games, four consecutive NCAA championships and 111 games in a row.
MSU point guard Morgan William may be the smallest player on the court at 5-foot-5, but UConn had a tough time slowing her down. No doubt she’s the Bulldogs’ difference-maker. William finished with 13 points, including the game winner in overtime. Victoria Vivians finished with a team-high 19 points, including a huge three with the game on the line near the end of regulation.
Here’s William’s buzzer-beater:
Ironically, the Bulldogs advance to play the South Carolina Gamecocks in the national title game. The Gamecocks beat Stanford earlier Friday night. South Carolina beat the Bulldogs twice this season, including in the SEC championship game.
So, it’s not too early to say that the SEC will bring home a national championship in women’s college basketball, something only Tennessee has done.
Dak Prescott's reaction to the Mississippi State game-winner vs. UConn pic.twitter.com/YwZXSLLaIo
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 1, 2017