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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Schimmel sisters certainly tried to summon one more magical performance for Louisville.
Against mighty Connecticut, Shoni and Jude Schimmel's "rez ball" repertoire of flashy passes and shots produced about as many misses and turnovers as points, and the Cardinals' stirring run of upsets came to an end. UConn's 93-60 win Tuesday was the largest margin ever in a women's NCAA title game,.
Sara Hammond was the only Louisville player to reach double figures with 15 points. Shoni Schmimel finished with 9.
The UConn victory tied Geno Auriemma and the Huskies (35-4) with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for the most titles in women's basketball history. It might not take long for Auriemma to pass Summitt the way Stewart and the rest of his Huskies played. His prized freshman Breanna Stewart was unstoppable scoring 23 points from everywhere on the court.
The loss ended an unprecedented tournament run by Louisville (29-9). The Cardinals' men's team beat Michigan on Monday night and coach Rick Pitino was in the crowd trying to spur on the women's program.