History of UConn women’s basketball championships: How many national titles have the Huskies won?

When considering the best programs in college basketball, there aren’t many that can compete with the UConn women’s team.

From Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi to Maya Moore and Breanna Stewart, the Huskies have developed Hall of Fame players while winning numerous NCAA championships.

Paige Bueckers is the latest UConn standout but unlike the previous four stars, she doesn’t have a national championship to her name — at least not yet. Bueckers and the No. 3 UConn Huskies are returning to the Final Four for the 23rd time in program history.

They’ll play No. 1 Iowa for a spot in the title game. UConn has been in this position before, but how many times have the Huskies won the national championship?

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How many NCAA championships does UConn women’s basketball have?

There aren’t many sports teams that can compete with UConn women’s basketball’s success, let alone the rest of women’s college hoops.

The New York Yankees have 27 World Series rings and the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers each have 17 NBA titles. UConn women’s basketball isn’t quite at those heights, but the Huskies have dominated over a much shorter period of time.

UConn women’s basketball has 11 NCAA championships, winning its first in 1995 and most recently in 2016, which was the fourth-straight title for the Huskies.

The women’s NCAA Tournament debuted in 1982 and the Huskies made the tournament for the first time in 1989. Over 41 years, UConn has won 11 championships.

That’s a 26.8 percentage to win a national championship. For reference, the Yankees were founded in 1903 — that’s 27 rings in 120 years (not counting this season), or a 22.5 World Series win percentage.

The Celtics debuted in 1946, winning 17 titles in 77 years (22 percent), and the Lakers have a 22.3 winning percentage with 17 titles in 76 years.

The only women’s basketball program that compares to the UConn huskies is Tennessee, which has eight national championships. The Volunteers’ last title came in 2008.

Final Four schedule 2023-24

The Final Four field is set in Cleveland on Friday, April 5. Both games will be available on ESPN and streamed on Sling. The national championship will be on Sunday, April 7.

Game Time (ET) TV/Livestream
No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 3 NC State 7 p.m. ESPN/Sling
No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 3 UConn 9 p.m. ESPN/Sling

NCAA Championship odds

BetMGM has updated its odds for the outright winner of the NCAA championship.

  • No. 1 South Carolina -200
  • No. 1 Iowa +300
  • No. 3 UConn +700
  • No. 3 NC State +1400

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