We heard greatness was coming, as sure as the distant whistle of an oncoming train. As sure as Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore, we all knew it was coming.
We just didn't know exactly when.
Today, we do. Greatness arrived in the City of New Orleans. And it was something to behold.
With UConn's 93-60 rout of Louisville Monday night, coach Geno Auriemma tied Tennessee's Pat Summitt with his eighth women's basketball national championship. Geno walks arm-in-arm with history now. And as sure as we knew greatness was coming, we can hear the distant whistle of a ninth and 10th title, too, a number that would tie UCLA's John Wooden in the men's game.