Alexa Philippou: Stanford women’s basketball’s run to elusive national title brings back memories of falling in love with the sport

Fast forward to 2021, in San Antonio. Both Stanford and UConn, the team I now cover full time, made the Final Four. School friends, readers and even Geno Auriemma teased me about UConn and Stanford’s potential national championship matchup. UConn’s disappointing finish, a 69-59 seminal loss to Arizona, ensured it wasn’t meant to be.

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