Whether it’s hitting a big time shot or playing tenacious defense, in order to go far and win big games against unbeaten teams you need senior leadership.
Here UConn’s Ann Strother hits a big jumper against previously undefeated LSU at the Hartford Civic Center in January 2006.
Fellow senior classman Nicole Wolff applies pressure to LSU’s Simone Augustus during a rebound attempt.
Strother is all over LSU’s Ashley Thomas as she tries to drive the lane. UConn went on to win that day 51-48 in part due to the senior leadership of Wolff, Strother and fellow seniors Barb Turner and Wilnet Crockett.
Several of these players have played or are playing in the WNBA.