Photos: Louisville and Connecticut Women battle in final game

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Connecticut Huskies forward Breanna Stewart (30) battles for the ball with Louisville Cardinals guard Shoni Schimmel (23), far right, and other Louisville Cardinals in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Louisville Cardinals men's basketball head coach Rick Pitino enters New Orleans Arena in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- After Louisville Cardinals guard Bria Smith (21), far left, was hit in the face Louisville Cardinals head coach Jeff Walz complains to a referee in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Louisville Cardinals guard Bria Smith (21) passes away from the Connecticut Huskies in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Connecticut Huskies forward Breanna Stewart (30) comes down with a an offensive rebound against Louisville Cardinals center Sheronne Vails (3) in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Louisville Cardinals guard Bria Smith (21) goes up for a shot in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Connecticut Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma yells at his players in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Connecticut Huskies forward Breanna Stewart (30) gets fouled on a three point shot by Louisville Cardinals forward Monique Reid (33) in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Connecticut Huskies forward Breanna Stewart (30) is congratulated by Connecticut Huskies forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23), center, and Connecticut Huskies guard Bria Hartley (14) after her three point shot went in at the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- A Connecticut Huskies fan cheers in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Connecticut Huskies guard Caroline Doty (5) and Louisville Cardinals guard Bria Smith (21) battle for a lose ball in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Connecticut Huskies band members play in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Louisville Cardinals cheerleaders cheer in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Louisville Cardinals band members play in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- In the second half Connecticut Huskies guard Kelly Faris (34) goes up for a shot against Louisville Cardinals guard Bria Smith (21) in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- In the second half Connecticut Huskies guard Bria Hartley (14) goes up for a layup against Louisville Cardinals guard Antonita Slaughter (4) in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- In the second half Connecticut Huskies guard Bria Hartley (14) goes up for a shot against Louisville Cardinals guard Bria Smith (21) in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Connecticut forward Morgan Tuck (3) drives to the basket in the first half of the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart (30) hits a layup as Louisville forward Sara Hammond (00) defends in the first half of the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart (30) drives to the basket in the first half of the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Connecticut center Stefanie Dolson (31) and Louisville guard Bria Smith (21) fight for a rebound in the first half of the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart (30) shoots a two pointer over Louisville forward Sara Hammond (00) in the first half of the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- In the second half Connecticut Huskies guard Kelly Faris (34) goes up for a shot against Louisville Cardinals guard Bria Smith (21) in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart (30) and Kelly Faris (34) battle for the ball with Louisville forward Sara Hammond (00) in the first half of the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart (30) fights for the ball in the first half of the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Louisville fans show their spirt before the start of the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Louisville coach Jeff Walz questions a ref's call in the first half of the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --UConn's Morgan Tuck (3) is pressured by Louisville's Antonita Slaughter (4) in the first half of the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UConn players celebrate after winning the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UConn players celebrate their win in the NCAA title game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UConn's head coach Geno Auriemma, left, is presented the NCAA National Championship trophy from NCAA's Mark Emmert, right, after beating Louisville 93-60 in the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Connecticut Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma is carried off the court by players after the team's 93-60 victory Tuesday in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship game against the Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UConn players celebrate UConn's 93-60 win over Louisville to claim the Women's NCAA National Championship Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Coach Geno Auriemma, from left and starters Kelly Faris (34), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23), Breanna Stewart (30), Morgan Tuck (3), and Stefanie Dolson (31) cheer for subs in the final seconds of UConn's 93-60 win over Louisville in the Women's NCAA National Championship game Tuesday in the New Orleans Arena.

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