Huth analyzes women's title game
News-Gazette women’s college basketball beat writer Jeff Huth weighs in on Tuesday night's title game between Connecticut and Notre Dame:
This is the first time in the history of the NCAA women’s tournament that undefeated teams are meeting for the Division I title.
So savor the experience and hope that the game actually lives up to the stratospheric expectations.
Had the Huskies and Irish remained in the Big East — or had they agreed to a nonconference meeting this season — we’d have some sense of how they compare heading into tonight.
That they didn’t — and that we don’t — is what really gives this showdown its enormous appeal.
And wouldn’t you have guessed it: there’s already been a battle of words between the two strong-willed coaches.
Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw used the word “bully” to describe the Huskies (or was that actually meant for her coaching counterpart?)
The response from UConn’s Geno Auriemma?
“Sometimes we act like girls, like we’re supposed to go to dinner every night. We’re supposed to ... try to beat each other’s brains in.”
If the players feel as passionately, this is gonna be good.
My pick: UConn 77, Notre Dame 72.