UConn coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies have dropped two of their last 149 games. Last-second overtime shots ended their season each time. At the Final Four. A year after their 111-game winning streak was stopped by a historic shot by Morgan William and Mississippi State, the Huskies fell Friday night on a jumper by Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale with a second remaining in the Irish's 91-89 victory. "I would say it's hard to believe. Obviously, much harder than the first time," Auriemma said, per the AP. "Just like last year it came down to one play, one shot. They made it."
UConn's locker room was mostly silent after its latest heartbreaking loss. Some players held their faces in their hands, and others stared at the ceiling. Their eyes were red from crying. A couple of them hugged and comforted each other. "There's nothing you can say to a college kid after experiencing this two years in a row that's going to make them feel any better about, you know," Auriemma said. "We had an amazing run for five months. That's just the way it is. One weekend in March gets to decide your season."
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