The NCAA women's basketball championships don't look much like the national tournaments won by tiny Immaculata 35 years ago, but those Mighty Macs had plenty to do with the state of today's game, writes ESPN.com's Greg Garber.
Before UConn matched the feat in 2002, Pat Summitt's 1997-98 squad went 39-0 for the best record ever for a men's or women' s basketball team.
Perhaps the evolution of Storrs, Conn., as basketball's epicenter is no accident.
Diana Taurasi's senior year hasn't gone as expected. But a third straight title is within reach.
Predicted to bring two titles back to Storrs, Conn., the season beat up the Husky men and women.
There might not be a player in the country who feels more pressure than UConn's Diana Taurasi.
After losing four starters, Connecticut's still at the top -- thanks to Geno Auriemma.
Out of 1,400 minutes played so far this season, UConn has trailed just 47 minutes, 55 seconds. Exactly two minutes and 22 seconds of that came against Iowa on Monday.
They are the perfect seasons that slipped away. Coaches and players remember the near-misses.
A key recruit? The hiring of Geno Auriema? UConn's rise to power is a result of many different factors.
UConn may not have had the the best players when it won the national title in 1995, but it sure had the best team.
Texas used past failures to fuel its undefeated title run -- the first perfect season NCAA women's history -- in 1986.
Tag along as Pat Summitt and Tamika Catchings relive the Lady Vols' 39-0 season in 1998.