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NCAA women's final gets high TV rating

Wednesday - 4/9/2014, 9:38pm  ET

Connecticut's Stephanie Dolson waves to fans while carrying the NCAA National Championship Trophy at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the day after the Huskies defeated Notre Dame to clinch their ninth national championship. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell) MANDATORY CREDIT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- The championship game between two undefeated teams drew the highest television rating for women's basketball in a decade.

UConn's 79-58 win over Notre Dame on ESPN on Tuesday earned a 2.8 rating. That's the best since a 3.5 for the UConn-Tennessee final in 2004.

The Huskies' big lead prevented a higher rating, but it was still up 40 percent from last year's UConn-Louisville final.

Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned to a program.


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