UConn edges NC State in 2OT in NCAA women’s tournament

The streak is still alive.

But only just.

In a thrilling double-overtime affair, the UConn women’s basketball team squeaked past North Carolina State, 91-87, on Monday night to earn yet another trip to the Final Four. It will be the Huskies’ 14th consecutive appearance in the national semifinals – a staggering run of dominance that has also featured six championships.

UConn will face Stanford in Minneapolis on Friday.

Sophomore guard Paige Bueckers once again played a starring role, scoring 23 of her game-high 27 points after halftime – including 10 in the pivotal first overtime period.

Christyn Williams and Azzi Fudd added 21 and 19, respectively, for the Huskies, while Jakia Brown-Turner paced the Wolfpack with 20 points in one of the most dramatic games of the tournament to date.

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