No. 2 UConn will meet No. 1 Stanford Saturday at a sold-out Maples Pavilion. All week I am taking a look back at the first 13 games of the series.
Here is a glance at the match-up in the NCAA tournament April 1, 1995 …
Little did they know it at the time, but Stanford actually helped springboard the Huskies to the top of the sport. UConn had lost the first three games of the series when the teams met in the national semifinals in Minneapolis.
It was top-seeded UConn’s second trip to the Final Four, while second-seeded Stanford was looking for its second national championship in its fourth trip to the Final Four. But fueled by 31 points and nine rebounds from Kara Wolters, it was the Huskies that rolled into their first national championship game with an 87-60 win at the Target Center.
Jamelle Elliott added 21 points and six rebounds for UConn, which set then-Final Four records for margin of victory and points allowed in a half (20, first half).
Of course, the Huskies then went on to defeat Tennessee 70-64 in the tournament final to earn the first of their seven national championships.
Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy your day.