The Huskies are on a roll. After cruising through the AAC Tournament, they now have their sights on another national title. It would be their third straight and the 10th in Geno Auriemma's tenure. It's a mind-boggling thought, even for a team that has been so consistently dominant.
"I think [the AAC Tournament] prepared us," said junior Breanna Stewart, via the Hartford Courant.
"Teams are going to give us their best shot and three games in three days is a lot, but it is fun. It's exciting to play this many games and I think that each game we've grown and our bench has gotten deeper."
Perhaps most amazing is that this team's confidence is sky-high, even when compared to recent dominant Huskies squads.
"There is a different vibe on our team come March," Auriemma said. "We go about things a little bit differently than we do during the regular season. There is a certain excitement that maybe isn't there in February because it's been a long season. ... You can't stay the same. You can't stay the same mentally, emotionally, physically. You have to change. There have been very few years, let's put it that way, when there hasn't been an uptick in our team come March, and I would expect the exact same thing is happening right now."
Senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added: "Everybody on the team is playing great, Morgan [Tuck] is doing well inside. Stewie is playing great. And Moriah [Jefferson] is playing as confident as she has all season, so I'm not too worried about it, especially when people like Gabby [Williams] come in and make big contributions for us."
Which is all great news for UConn's chances at a three-peat. And terrible news for the rest of the country.