Monday, January 18, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (18-0, 5-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 81, Duke 48
Player of the Game: RSr. W Kalana Greene (18p, 2r, 4a, 1s, 1b, 30m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. C Tina Charles (11dr, 1b, 31m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Allison Vernerey (Duke) (4p, 3r, 18m)
Stat of the Game: 3-pt. FGs: UConn 13/25, Duke 3/12

Summary: Well Duke hung tough the longest, but in the end UConn just shot the ball way to well for Duke's defense to keep them in it until the end. The Huskies hit more 3's (13) than in their last three games combined (9 total) as they won going away at Cameron Indoor against the #6/7 Blue Devils, 81-48. It was another blowout over a Top 10 team lead by the entire UConn starting 5, who all scored in double figures. Even with All-Americans Tina Charles and Maya Moore only combining for 12pts. and Moore on the bench in foul trouble in the 1st half, they still led 38-28 thanks to Kalana Greene who finished with 18p/2r/4a/1s/1b in 30mins. UConn's starting backcourt of Tiffany Hayes and Caroline Doty also stepped up big and each hitting three 3's and finishing with 13pts. and combining for 7asts. Kaili McLaren and Lorin Dixon gave them solid minutes off the bench as well. Dixon finished the game on the floor with an "and one" three plus the made FT. Overall, Head Coach Geno Auriemma was very pleased with his team's performance especially their response to his halftime speech challenges. The best win this season (IMO)!!!

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