All-Tournament Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 01, 2002

1. NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team: MVP Swin Cash, Connecticut; Rosalind Ross, Oklahoma; Sue Bird, Connecticut; Asjha Jones, Connecticut; Stacey Dales, Oklahoma

2. Oklahoma sets a new two-game record by hitting seventeen (17) three-pointers over the weekend series.

3. UConn sets a new two-game tournament record with eighteen (18) blocked shots.

4. Oklahoma also sets a new two-game record by attempting forty-five (45) three-point field goals over the two-game weekend series.

5. The zero (0) three-point field goals made by UConn ties them for the fewest made three-point field goals in a Championship Game.

6. The eight (8) three-point field goals by Rosalind Ross ties the record for most three-point field goals made over the two-game Final Four with Katy Steding, Stanford, 1990.

7. The eighteen (18) three-point field goal attempts by Rosalind Ross ties the record for most three-point field goal attempts over the two-game Final Four with Katy Steding, Stanford, 1990.

8. The flag that flew over the World Trade Center at the time of the Sept. 11th Tragedy was presented in pre-game ceremonies at the NCAA Women's Final Four. An honor guard of New York and San Antonio firefighters and two players each from Oklahoma and Connecticut brought the flag onto the floor to a standing ovation. The flag has been presented at a number of championship venues including the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and will make its way to Atlanta for the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship game on Monday.

9. There have only been four undefeated seasons in women's basketball (NCAA era) and Connecticut has had two of them; 1986 by Texas 34-0; 1995 by Connecticut 35-0; 1998 by Tennessee 39-0; 2002 Connecticut 39-0 ties most wins in a collegiate season.

10. This is the third time Connecticut has entered the tournament undefeated-only loss in 1997 was to Tennessee in the regional finals (finished 33-1)

11. Big 12 - had seven bids, five made Sweet 16, two made Elite Eight; Oklahoma is the first Big 12 Final Four qualifier since league formed in 1996-97

12. The NCAA has crowned four different national champions in the past five years -- Tennessee (1998), Purdue (1999), Connecticut (2000), Notre Dame (2001) and Connecticut (2002)

13. Dr. Agnes Green is in her second year as the public address announcer for the NCAA Women's Final Four. The anesthesiologist for Dunwoody Medical Center in Atlanta, GA, has been the Georgia Tech PA announcer the past three years. This is her second year at the NCAA Final Four.

14. ATTENDANCED RECORDS: The semifinals attendance and championship finals set an all-time attendance record for NCAA Championships of 29,619. The previous record of 23,291 was set at Charlotte in the semifinals on 3-29-96, and in the finals on 3-31-96. That game was the first women's basketball game held in a 20,000 plus dome venue.(In 1988 & 1989 the games were played at the Tacoma Dome [Tacoma, WA], set at a capacity of 10,800)

15. Tennessee set the single game women's collegiate basketball attendance record this season with 24,611 on vs. Connecticut on Jan. 5, 2002.

16. The all-time women's basketball attendance record of 33,952 was set at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta in the Gold Medal Game of USA vs. Australia, July 27, 1996.

17. This is the 11th sellout (10th consecutive) of the NCAA Women's Final Four.

18. Media credentials issued for the 2002 tournament number 403. The record for the Women's NCAA Final Four was established at 692 at the 2001 tournament in Philadelphia.

19. The 152 combined points by both teams puts this game 5th all-time in Championship Game history for most points scored.

20. The twelve (12) steals by OU in the Championship Game ties them for second place all-time with four other teams.

21. The eight (8) three-point field goals made by Oklahoma puts them in second place all-time in a Championship Game.

22. The twenty (20) three-point field goal attempts by Oklahoma puts them 5th all-time in a Championship Game.

23. The twenty-one (21) turnovers by UConn puts them tied for third all-time in a championship game with North Carolina (4-3-94 vs. La Tech)

24. The eight (8) blocks by UConn puts them ranked second all-time in a Championship Game.

25. Swin Cash's 10 made free-throws ties her for third all-time in a Championship Game with Val Whiting, Stanford vs. Virginia, 4-4-92.

26. The eight (8) steals by LaNeishea Caufield puts her third all-time over the two-game Final Four.

27. Over the entire tournament Asjha Jones and her 18 combined blocked shots ties her for third all-time with two other people, most recently, Teresa Geter, Tennessee, 1998 (6 games).

28. The 161 combined points by UConn over the two-game series puts them in 7th place all-time.

29. The twenty-three (23) steals by Oklahoma over the two-game series ties Auburn (1988) for 4th all-time.

30. UConn ties Tennessee (1995 & 1998) for 5th all-time with 34 assists over the two-game Final Four weekend series.



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