UConn’s record 111-game winning steak ends in stunning upset to Mississippi State in OT

Mississippi State women have done the unimaginable, as 5-foot-5 Morgan William hit a shot at the buzzer to beat top-seeded University of Connecticut in overtime and put an end to the Huskies’ historic win streak, 66-64, at the Final Four in Dallas Friday night.

Not only does this puts an end to Geno Auriemma and the Huskies’ streak of 111 consecutive games won — an NCAA record — it comes a year after the Huskies took down Mississippi State by 60 points in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2016 tournament.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

A Victoria Vivians 3-pointer gave MSU a one point lead with 1:04 left in the fourth quarter. Napheesa Collier then hit one of two free throws, leaving both teams at 60 and sending the game into overtime.

MSU was up 64-62 with less than a minute left in overtime when an elbow to the neck to UConn’s Samuelson resulted in a flagrant foul against MSU. Samuelson made both of her free throws, tying the game at 64 before Morgan William hit the game-winner at the buzzer to dagger the Huskies’ historic run.

“I wanted to take a shot, and I took it, and I made it,” William said afterward.

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott cheers MSU from the sidelines. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

The MSU Bulldogs took the lead early and led at the half 36-28.

Top MSU scorer Vivians fouled out early in overtime with 19 points.

It’s been 863 days since UConn last won a game … in 2014.

Mississippi State will now play the South Carolina Gamecocks — a team it has lost to twice this season — in the national championship on Sunday.