Mississippi St. Bulldogs Beat the UConn Huskies in OT, Ending 111-Game Winning Streak

by April 01, 2017
Morgan William

Morgan William and the Mississippi State Bulldogs just took down the titan of college basketball. The last time the Connecticut Huskies lost was November 17, 2014. William, a 5-5 junior, snapped the Huskies’ 111-game winning streak with a pull-up jumper that fell through right as the buzzer sounded in the women’s bracket’s last semifinal game.

The Bulldogs built a 16-point advantage in the first half and went into the third quarter with a 36-28 lead. UConn stormed back to tie the game at 48 heading into the fourth quarter. From there on out, the teams traded baskets. William had a chance to win it in regulation, but UConn’s Gabby Williams blocked her shot.

With 26 seconds left in overtime, MSU’s Dominique Dillingham was called for a flagrant one foul, awarding the Huskies two free throws and the ball. Katie Lou Samuelson made both free throws, but senior guard Saniya Chong took an ill-advised shot with 14 seconds remaining that gave the Bulldogs the ball.

Then Morgan William ended the game.

The Huskies have won the last four National Championships. A new champion will be crowned on Sunday when the Bulldogs matchup against the South Carolina Gamecocks.