The Stanford Cardinal have captured the 2020-21 Women’s National Championship and Twitter exploded in celebration of their massive win.
What a final basketball fans were treated to on Sunday in the NCAA National Championship showdown between the Stanford Cardinal and Arizona Wildcats. In an all Pac-12 showdown, Stanford was able to come away with a thrilling 54-53 victory.
In one of the best games of the season, Stanford held on to come away with the nail-biting win, taking home their first national title in 29 years. As you might have been able to guess, celebrities and media members went nuts on Twitter after the final whistle.
Twitter erupted after Stanford was able to hang on to win the National Championship
Hell of a National Championship game from both Stanford and Arizona!! Another wild ending. Congrats to Stanford. #ncaaW
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) April 5, 2021
Congrats to Stanford! Congrats on an amazing season Arizona! March Madness has been too good to us! So happy basketball is back!
— Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) April 5, 2021
— LaChina Robinson (@LaChinaRobinson) April 5, 2021
What a game!!!! Respect to both Stanford and Arizona.
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 5, 2021
Stanford!!! Amazing defense! Arizona was smart to put it in Aari’s hands, what an incredible game!
— Joy Taylor (@JoyTaylorTalks) April 5, 2021
Didn’t realize Anna Wilson’s brother plays for the Seahawks
— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) April 5, 2021
With Stanford Women's Basketball winning its first National Championship since 1992, Stanford breaks its own record and has now won at least 1 NCAA team championship every year 45 years in a row.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) April 5, 2021
— Stanford Women’s Basketball (@StanfordWBB) April 5, 2021
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 5, 2021
Congratulations to Stanford Head Coach Tara VanDerveer, the entire coaching staff, and all @StanfordWBB players for winning the NCAA Women’s National Championship 54-53! The game was amazing!!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 5, 2021
Indeed, social media was alive and kicking after Arizona’s Aari McDonald fired up a desperation shot as time expired and it nearly found the bottom of the cotton. Instead, the shot rimmed out and Stanford’s bench erupted in celebration moments later.
In the victory, Stanford superstar Haley Jones led the team with her 17 points, while Cameron Brink and Lacie Hull each chipped in with 10 points each. The Cardinal wrapped up an incredible season in which they finished the year at 31-2. Meanwhile for Arizona, they went on a terrific run, stunning countless folks throughout the NCAA Tournament. This included the stunning Final Four win over UConn on Friday.
They were hoping to keep things going with yet another upset of Stanford, but they fell one shot short of that goal. Meanwhile for the Cardinal, this latest championship only adds to the countless titles the university has been able to take home back to Palo Alto over the years. Stanford athletics is among the best in the nation, no doubt about that.
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