South Carolina defeats UConn to win the NCAA women's basketball title

    South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley celebrates with her team after winning the NCAA women's basketball championship Sunday in Minneapolis.

    (CNN)The South Carolina Gamecocks won their second national championship in five years Sunday after defeating the Connecticut Huskies 64-49.

    The name of the game Sunday was defense and offensive rebounds for the Gamecocks, who controlled the game from the start with a 13-2 lead in just the first six minutes of the game. It was the fewest points the Huskies had scored in a quarter this season.
    The Gamecocks outrebounded the Huskies 49-24 in the win.
      The Huskies went on two runs -- a 9-0 run in the second quarter and a 10-0 one in the third -- but the Gamecocks kept the lead the entire game.
        South Carolina guard Destanni Henderson and forward Aliyah Boston were the stars of Sunday's game. Henderson ended the game with 26 points and Boston with 11.
        "I've been thinking about it since last season, everyone had a picture of me crying. But today we're national champions and I'm in tears," Boston said, referring to last year's Final Four loss to Stanford.