UConn women’s basketball beats Villanova in Big East Tournament final

UConn women at the Big East championship
Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 7:37 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2023 at 9:11 PM EST
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UNCASVILLE, CT (WFSB) – UConn beat Villanova in the Big East tournament final 67 to 56.

This is the 21st time UConn women’s basketball team won the Big East championship.

The Huskies look ahead to the NCAA tournament.

Villanova is a ranked team, and they were the second-best team in the Big East this season.

UConn beat them twice in the regular season.

Those were hard wins for the Huskies and along with losses to Marquette and St. John’s, the regular season in-conference struggles showed us a side of the program we hadn’t seen before.

Everyone chalked it up to too many injuries and too many minutes. Head coach Geno Auriemma didn’t want to hear about excuses anymore.

The team responded to Geno’s criticisms with two convincing wins earlier in the tournament.

Tired or not, March seems to put a bump in everyone’s step.

UConn women take on Villanova in Big East final