In a Players’ Tribune article co-authored by Washington women’s basketball seniors Kelsey Plum and Chantel Osahor, the duo discussed the other team of Huskies that is wreaking havoc in the NCAA tournament this year.
The No. 1 and undefeated UConn Huskies, that is, who Washington could potentially face in the national semifinal should both teams advance that far into the tournament. UConn, the four-time defending national champion, has won 109 straight games heading into its regional-semifinal contest against UCLA on Saturday.
“I think everyone can learn a lot from UConn’s success,” Plum, the nation’s top scorer, said in The Players’ Tribune. “Not even all the wins, but the culture they’ve built. We want to build that kind of culture here, too. If we can continue to win fans over, I know that’s a possibility.”
Third-seeded Washington, which advanced to the Final Four in 2016, will face No. 2 Mississippi State in the Sweet 16 on Friday night. The Huskies are averaging 85.6 points per game this season.
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