Bulldogs, Gamecocks to clash in all-SEC championship game

Auriemma loses just one starter, senior point guard Saniya Chong, from a team that won its first 36 games and completed an NCAA record 111-game winning streak before losing to Mississippi State in overtime, 66-64, on Friday night in the national semifinals. During their streak of 111, the Uconn Women S Basketball won two national titles too which is again a glorious record.

Morgan William (2) of Mississippi State puts up the game-winning shot as the Bulldogs stunned four-time defending champion CT in overtime Friday night.

"I put that on me; I had seven turnovers", William said of that loss.

Lily Edeen, a freshman from Wallingford, said if fans know when the team's bus will arrive, they probably will be there to greet them.

"It does make it easier. but for what Mississippi State has done over the past five games, you know, they're much different than they were that sixth game in which we played them in the SEC Tournament championship", Staley said. I'm just enjoying it right now, like everywhere I go, can I get a picture, can I get an autograph? "Daughter-father, just had that bond, it was like I want the ball in my hands", she said. "I wanted to take the shot and I made it".

Moments before Williams' epic shot, a replay review awarded UConn two free throws for a flagrant 1 foul call that tied the game with 26.6 seconds left.

Four-time defending champions CT, in their 10th straight women's final four, hadn't lost a game since November 17, 2014.

Mississippi State will play for the women's national championship on Sunday against SC, who defeated beat Stanford 62-53 in the other semi-final.

A year after an embarrassing 60-point loss to mighty UConn in the Sweet 16, the Bulldogs are headed to their first national championship game. Done. This team was mortal all season but showed it for the first time Friday night in the evening's second semifinal.

"I mean, they played a great game".

It was also a sign of what UConn did for women's college basketball: It elevated everyone.

"My teammates are just so happy and proud of me". When Nurse hit a 3-pointer, the lead was two points for the Huskies, but the Bulldogs rallied to regain the lead twice before the end of the third quarter before a basket by Williams tied the game heading into the fourth quarter.

When Mississippi State had the last possession of regulation and a chance to win, Williams blocked Morgan William's shot to sent the game into overtime.

There's rarely anything more exciting for a professional sports player than to see his alma mater excel in a sporting event.

"It's not weird; we knew they could get here just like we could", McCowan said of the Gamecocks. "Maybe all our young kids needed to experience this so that we can come back and really be ready for this".

UConn has won the national championship the last four years. The Bulldogs led 15-13 before scoring 14 straight points to go up 29-13.

"It was personal. We had to prove we're a much better team than previous year", said Victoria Vivians, who led the Bulldogs with 19 points.

First-team All-Americans Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier will be juniors.

So who's the most popular Bulldog at the moment? That group also includes 5-10 guard Andra Espinoza-Walker from NY, 6-foot wing Lexi Gordon from Texas and 5-10 guard Mikayla Coombs from Georgia.

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