Jacy Sheldon March 25, 2023; Seattle, WA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes guard Jacy Sheldon (4) is guarded by UConn Huskies forward Aubrey Griffin (44) during the second half of an NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen game at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle on Saturday. Ohio State won the game 73-61.Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch Ceb Osu Wbk Ncaa Bjp 17

Over the past two decades, the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team led by head coach Geno Auriemma has been one of the most dominant athletic programs across all sports, making the NCAA Tournament Final Four 14 straight times entering this year’s tournament. But the Ohio State Buckeyes ended that streak on Saturday, and they did it with confidence.

The Buckeyes outplayed the Huskies for the majority of the game before ultimately winning 73-61. Ohio State looked like the better team throughout the contest, and they entered the game expecting to win, despite UConn’s history.

“Obviously, UConn’s a great program and they have a great team this year, but we came into this game expecting to win,” Ohio State star Jacy Sheldon said after the game according to Eleven Warriors.

Cotie McMahon, who said before the game she was looking forward to playing UConn, echoed Sheldon’s words.

“I mean, you don’t obviously want to come into a game expecting to lose,” McMahon said. “I feel like, we as a team, we weren’t nervous. We looked at it as any other game. I feel like that’s really what helped us, not to feed into the fact that they are UConn, this great program, and not to feed into the media and how much they were hyping UConn up. We really stayed in our lane, stayed focused and believed in each other.”

Ohio State will now have a chance to make its second Final Four in program history with a win against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Monday night.

[Eleven Warriors]