After Iciss Tillis came away with a steal, senior Alana Beard knocked down a midrange jumper with 40.2 seconds to tie the game at 65, the first tie of the game. Beard scored 20 of her game high 21 in the second period after missing her first nine shots.
Despite the euphoria of the Duke sideline, reigning player of the year Diana Taurasi knocked down a jumper over Beard with under five seconds remaining on the clock to give the Huskies the lead 67-65. Taurasi finished with 16 points.
At that point it was time for the heroics as Lindsay Harding took the inbounds pass and found a wide open Jessica Foley who knocked down the winning 3-pointer as time expired, ending the Husky winning streak at 69 straight victories.
As soon as the shot had fallen through the net Foley was mobbed by her teammates after collapsing onto the floor in front of the nearly 17,000 stunned spectators.
"This is just amazing," Foley said. "I don't think I'll ever have a shot like that again in my career. I didn't even feel like I was in my body. It's the sort of thing you dream about."
Duke shot a paultry 22 percent in the first half, at one point missing ten straight shot attempts allowing Connecticut to build the lead to as many as 20 before taking a 35-18 halftime lead.