I was going to go with “YEEEEHAAAWWW” but Anita Ward came to mind in honor of my co-attendee who brought HER co-worker’s MSU mini-cowbell to the game with her.
How. Much. FUN. Was. THAT!!
It’s funny that both games had similar-ish scores, but Mississippi State v. UConn felt more fraught and intense (and tight) v. Stanford v. South Carolina which felt, at times, plain frustrating.
Can’t wait for the ESPN ratings to come out. :-) Ooooo, they’re out! And, btw: Miss. State’s buzzer-beating upset of UConn is talk of Twitter and Mississippi State Shocks UConn In Women’s NCAA Tourney: 10-Best Twitter Reactions To Historic Upset
My take away – sure, I admit I’m a UConn fan. Have been since 2000/01 when I wrote my first “for pay” piece on Shea Ralph. But I also love women’s basketball – and while I don’t want UConn to lose, I DO want other programs to win. And the feeling – the SOUND – in that arena – holy smokes! It was primal – the roar for their teams, the roar of approval for the fight happening on the court. UConn folks have one aplenty – even the young pups on the court last night have already won more than most. So, it was fabulous to feel that earth-rooted holler that exploded though the arena when that final shot fell. Kids, you need to get yourself to a Final Four and bear witness.
Plenty of other folks who bore witness (and, again, I’d love a count of credentialed media – bet UConn & the Streak brought folks out of the woodwork. AND, guessing ESPN ratings reaped the benefit of the late start.) Show them that you appreciate their work – and you want it to continue. CLICK THROUGH AND READ!
Friend of the game Richard at Sports Illustrated: Richard Deitsch @richarddeitsch: Last night was one of the great games I’ve watched in person. Writes: UConn’s record streak ends at hands of resolute Mississippi State
Dallas News: Redemption: How Mississippi State turned 60-point embarrassment into fuel for historic upset over UConn
NCAA.com: UConn women’s basketball: Record winning streak falls against Mississippi State in Final Four
Newsweek: Not An April Fool’s Joke: The UConn Women’s Historic 111-Game Win Streak is Over
CBS News: Mississippi State pulls off shocking victory over UConn in Final Four
Indiana Gazette: COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mississippi St. ends UConn’s run at 111
NPR: Mississippi State Drops Powerhouse UConn, Will Face South Carolina For Title
WL:Shocker! UConn streak ends to team it beat by 60 last year
Fox Sports: Ring that Cowbell! Mississippi St shocks UConn in Final Four (Apr 1, 2017)
Bleacher Report: UConn’s 111-Game Win Streak Ends with OT Buzzer-Beater Loss to Mississippi State
CBSSports: Women’s Final Four: UConn’s 111-game streak is over, is a new era on the way?
ABC: It’s all SEC for women’s title after Mississippi St stunner
Washington Post –U-Conn. vs Mississippi State was unforgettable — because the Bulldogs never forgot
Starkville Daily News: Redemption secured: Bulldogs upset mighty Huskies
The Big Lead: Streak Over! Mississippi State Upsets UConn Women’s Basketball Team In Overtime
The FanSided: Mississippi State upsets UCONN at the buzzer
Mississippi News Now: Lady Bulldogs craze
HERO Sports: Mississippi State Ends UConn Win Streak on Overtime Buzzer-Beater in Final Four
The Comeback: Morgan William, Mississippi State’s hero against UConn, is driven by memory of her father
AL.com: Birmingham’s Morgan William, Mississippi State end UConn’s 111-game winning streak
Washington Post: Mississippi State alum Dak Prescott went nuts in the stands as his school shocked U-Conn.
USAToday: Mississippi State upset UConn and no one was happier than Dak Prescott
Charleston Post Courier: Robin Roberts visits USC locker room after beating Stanford, stars flock to American Airlines Center for Final Four
Syracuse.com: UConn loses in stunning OT upset to Mississippi St., 66-64, in NCAA women’s Final Four
Arkansas Online: They did it
SB Nation: UConn vs. Mississippi State final score: Morgan William’s buzzer-beater snaps Huskies’ 111-game winning streak
Dallas News: Security nearly stops Mississippi State coach from taking floor; UConn could be even better in 2017-18
Yahoo Sports: Why Geno Auriemma was smiling after the buzzer-beater that ended UConn’s 111-game win streak
Comeback y’all: Video: Legendary ESPN broadcaster Robin Roberts visits Mississippi State women after huge upset
CT Post: Mississippi State beats UConn in OT, snapping Huskies’ 111-game win streak
SlamOnline: Mississippi St. Bulldogs Beat the UConn Huskies in OT, Ending 111-Game Winning Streak
Hartford Courant: Jeff Jacobs: Classy Geno Auriemma Takes It In Stride; Salutes ‘Itty Bitty’ Star After UConn’s Shocking Defeat, Courant
Hartford Courant: Jeff Jacobs: A Great Game, A Great Upset, Courant
NH Register Mississippi State stuns UConn in overtime, ends record win streak at 111
CT Post: Five takeaways: UConn loses a game, finds its heart, Post
UConn Daily Campus: DWomen’s Basketball: Mississippi State stops UConn’s win streak with buzzer-beater victory
UConn Daily Campus Women’s Basketball: Bulldogs’ overtime performance leads to historic victory
UConn Daily Campus: By the Numbers: UConn women’s basketball’s historic streak
NY Times: Connecticut’s 111-Game Winning Streak Ends With Loss to Mississippi State
ESPN: Surprising loss a learning experience for UConn, ESPN
SEC Country: Podcast: Final Four run only the beginning for MSU women’s basketball
Fox Sports: South Carolina going to its first national championship with women’s win over Stanford