The Huskies have had their way with the Cardinals, winning the past 12 meetings, including that 2009 championship.
"I don't remember a thing, you try not to remember anything about those games," Walz deadpanned. "We're playing better basketball. The kids are confident, not much more to say. We believe in what we're doing. No one thought we'd beat Baylor, no one thought we'd beat Tennessee."
Walz isn't fazed by his team's lack of success against Connecticut. It's hard to blame him the way the Cardinals have rolled through the tournament behind freewheeling guard Shoni Schimmel.
First came the upset of Brittney Griner and Baylor that shocked everyone.
Then came the victory over the Vols - the winningest program in women's basketball history. And finally the Final Four win over tournament newcomer Cal to get back to the title game for the second time in five seasons.
"It's going to take the best game we've played to date," Walz said. "We are going to have to play better than we played against Baylor, Tennessee and Cal. We're going to have to play 40 minutes of pretty much perfect basketball."
That will start with Schimmel, who has been incredible all tournament. Whether hitting 3-pointers from way behind the line, a behind-the-back bounce pass to her sister Jude, or an over-the-head fling against Griner, Schimmel has been a star for the fifth-seeded Cardinals.
"We're not done with what we've come out here to do and that's win a national championship," Schimmel said. "Why not go out with a bang?"
Louisville can become the lowest seed ever to win a NCAA championship on the women's side. Villanova, as an eight seed, was the lowest ever to win it on the men's side back in 1985.
No matter who wins, the Big East conference will have a ninth national championship. The conference, which will split apart after this season, has been the most dominant in women's basketball over the past decade.
"It's a special thing," Walz said. "Every time you turn on a Final Four there's Big East teams playing in it. This is the best league in women's basketball."