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Posted: April 01, 2017

Stunner! Mississippi State ends UConn’s 111-game win streak in NCAA semis

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

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

DALLAS —

The smallest player on the court ended the biggest streak in college sports Friday night.

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Morgan William’s pull-up jump shot at the buzzer led Mississippi State to a stunning 66-64 overtime victory against four-time defending national champion Connecticut in the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s basketball tournament.

The loss ended UConn’s NCAA-record 111-game winning streak and the Huskies’ quest for a fifth consecutive national title.

“No one in the country thought that could happen,” Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer said. “We beat the greatest team with the greatest streak in the history of sports.”

The game-winning shot by William, a 5-foot-5 junior who finished with 13 points and six assists, sends Mississippi State into Sunday’s national title game against South Carolina. The game will be televised on ESPN at 6 p.m. EDT.


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