I watched UCONN women and NC State women clash in Elite 8 game last night with UConn women winning in double overtime. I have to say, having watched lots of March Madness, that this was the best game with no close competitor. It wasn’t just the two overtime that made it a “game for the ages.” It was the outrageously great quality of play on both sides down the stretch and then in the two overtimes. Contested basket after contested basket on both sides, nothwithstanding immense pressure – defensive and psychological – on the players of both teams. And while everyone brought their A game, Paige Bueckers, Connecticut’s heralded sophmore guard, took her game to a new level in the final minutes of regular time and then in the two overtimes.

So glad I watched this superb and unforgettable game. As is sometimes said, you hate to see either team lose.