Connecticut wins 2011 Women's Basketball Championship

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Stefanie Dolson scored 24 points and Maya Moore added 22 to help No. 1 Connecticut win its fourth straight BIG EAST Championship presented by American Eagle Outfitters with a 73-64 victory over 10th-ranked Notre Dame on Tuesday night.

UConn (32-1) has won 20 straight games since losing to Stanford on Dec. 30 to snap the Huskies' record 90-game winning streak. It was the 21st time in the past 23 seasons that they were in the championship game.

The Huskies have won 17 Big East championships overall.

While UConn has been a frequent visitor to the tournament title game, Notre Dame was making its first trip to the championship since 2001 when the Irish lost to UConn on a buzzer-beater by Sue Bird.

The Irish still have yet to win a championship in five tries.

Natalie Novosel scored 17 points to lead Notre Dame (26-7).