Controversial Foul Sends Iowa Hawkeyes to National


The UConn Huskies held their ground against collegiate basketball sensation Caitlin Clark in the Final Four, yet the Iowa Hawkeyes emerged victorious, securing a 71-69 victory and advancing to their second consecutive national championship game.

Clark’s Offense Stifled

The Huskies’ defense proved relentless against Clark, who faced an unprecedented hurdle in the tournament: not making a single three-pointer in the first half. However, her teammates stepped up, with Hannah Stuelke leading the charge with a dominant 23 points, capitalizing on her strong presence in the paint and flawless shooting technique.

The Controversial Call

As the clock ticked down, a controversial foul call on UConn’s Aaliyah Edwards sent shockwaves through Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. With just four seconds remaining, Edwards was called for a moving screen on Gabbie Marshall, denying the Huskies a potential game-winning shot by star Paige Bueckers.

Huskies’ Hopes Dashed

UConn’s legendary coach, Geno Auriemma, erupted in frustration as video replay revealed Edwards had moved ever so slightly during the screen. The Huskies’ fans echoed his fury, believing the foul had unjustly robbed them of victory. Despite owning a final timeout, Iowa’s Sydney Affolter sealed the game with an offensive rebound, crushing UConn’s hopes.