Monday, March 07, 2011

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (31-1, 18-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 75, Rutgers 51
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (22p, 6r, 5a, 1s, 1b, 30m)
Def. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (9dr, 1s, 2b, 30m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. C Stefanie Dolson (12p, 9r, 1a, 1s, 2b, 30m)
Stat of the Game: Free Throws: UConn 17-24, Georgetown 1-4

Summary: Coming off one of the worst offensive games of her stellar career, Maya Moore wasn't about to let it happen twice in a row. The UConn All-American scored 22pts., 6rebs., and 5asts. and So. Kelly Faris added 19pts, 3rebs., and 4asts. to lead Connecticut to a relatively easy win over Rutgers 75-51 in the semifinals of the Big East tournament. Coming off one of the worst offensive games of her career, Moore took only four minutes to eclipse the season-low 6pts. she had against Georgetown. Fr. Stefanie Dolson played great defense which help hold Rutgers post players to a combined 4pts. while adding 12pts. and 9rebs. It will be the 21st time in the past 23 seasons that they are in the championship game. The Huskies will play 3-seed Notre Dame in the championship Tuesday night, in a rematch of the famous 2001 title game that saw UConn win on a buzzer-beater by Sue Bird. UConn is trying to win its fourth straight Big East tournament championship and 17th overall. It was the Huskies' 80th consecutive victory at home and 68th straight conference win. Their last loss in the conference was at Rutgers on Feb. 5, 2008. The Scarlet Knights also handed Connecticut its last home loss in the championship game of the 2007 Big East tournament.

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