UConn's 111-game winning streak ends
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 01, 2017 02:48 PM
Mississippi State guard Morgan William, center, celebrates with teammates after she hit the winning shot at the buzzer in overtime to defeat Connecticut in an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the women's Final Four, Friday, March 31, 2017, in Dallas. Mississippi State won 66-64. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer
DALLAS (AP) — UConn's record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's college basketball history, shocking the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William's overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals on Friday.
William hit a 15-footer to win it, moments after a replay review awarded UConn two free throws for a flagrant foul call that tied the game with 26.6 seconds left.
The Bulldogs will play South Carolina for the national championship Sunday night in a matchup of two South Eastern Conference teams.
Mississippi State and UConn met in the playoffs last season and the Huskies won by 60 points — the biggest win in regional semifinals history.
Now they've erased that defeat, beating UConn — which had won the last four national college championships — on the grandest stage in one of the sport's greatest games.