Cardinal can't close out title game

Stanford led 20-12 at halftime but couldn't overcome 26.5 percent shooting or UConn

Originally Published: April 6, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

SAN ANTONIO -- How bad was her ankle? It was bad. Jayne Appel's eyes watered a few times as she talked about the pain she felt individually, and that Stanford felt collectively.

But overall, this wasn't a teary Stanford locker room. The mood was less sad and more … ticked off. Stunned. Irritated. Disbelieving.

"We had the No. 1 team in the country -- this amazing team, everybody's talking about them -- we had them down at halftime. They had 12 points," Stanford junior ...

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