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Ex-Linn-Mar Star helps UConn women win 9th NCAA Title

Ex-Linn-Mar Star helps UConn women win 9th NCAA Title

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Connecticut has completed a sweep of the men's and women's basketball championships.
   Breanna Stewart scored a team-high 21 points and Stefanie Dolson came within three assists of a triple-double as the Huskies hammered Notre Dame 79-58 to win the women's title. Dolson finished with 17 points and a game-high 16 rebounds for UConn, which completed a 40-0 season by winning a battle of unbeaten teams.
   It's the ninth NCAA title for Connecticut and head coach Geno Auriemma, breaking a tie with Pat Summitt for the most in women's history.
   Kayla McBride had a team-high 21 points for the Fighting Irish, who never recovered after falling behind 22-8. Former Linn-Mar star Kiah Stokes contributed 4 points and eight rebounds for UConn.
   The victory comes a day after the Huskies' men's team knocked off Kentucky 60-54 to win the national championship. UConn also accomplished the title sweep in 2004.

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