Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1-seed (1/1) Connecticut Huskies (34-1, 19-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 64, Purdue 40
Player of the Game: Jr. G Tiffany Hayes (23p, 6r, 4a, 3s, 1b, 37m)
Def. Player of the Game: Jr. G Tiffany Hayes (3dr, 3s, 1b, 37m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (11p, 10r, 2a, 3b, 35m)
Stat of the Game: 2nd Chance Pts.: UConn 19, Purdue 2

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore ran off the court at Gampel Pavilion one final time, arms raised triumphantly, almost embarrassed as the crowd serenaded her with chants of "Maya, Maya." The senior finished with a double-double, 16pts. and 13rebs. as UConn put on a defensive clinic in the second round of the women's NCAA tournament Tuesday night, beating Purdue 64-40 to advance to the Sweet 16 for the 18th consecutive season which is the longest active streak of advancing out of the NCAA tournament's second round. Moore and fellow senior Lorin Dixon became the only players to finsh their UConn careers perfect at home with a record of 81-0. They went 40-0 at Gampel Pavilion, their on-campus arena, and also went unbeaten (41-0) at their other home court, the XL Center in Hartford. UConn All-American candidate Tiffany Hayes led the Huskies with 23pts., 6rebs, 4asts, 3stls, and 1blk. The victory was UConn's 22nd straight overall and NCAA-record 83rd in a row at home. They will face Big East rival Georgetown on Sunday in the Philadelphia regional semifinal at 12pm on ESPN.

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