Saturday, February 18, 2012

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (24-3, 11-2 BE)

Results: St. John's 57, Connecticut 56
Player of the Game: Jr. G Nadirah McKenith (15p, 7r, 7a, 4s, 1b, 39m)
Def. Player of the Game: Jr. G Nadirah McKenith (4r, 4s, 1b, 39m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. W Kaleena M. Lewis (12p, 6r, 4a, 1s, 3b, 35m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. Off TO's: St. John's 20, UConn 8

Summary: After 99 consecutive home wins, win #100 in a row at home versus unranked St. John's on Senior Night was supposed to be emotional and tough, but at least supposed to happen. Well, St. John's had other plans. The Red Storm dictated tempo for the entire game following an 11-3 run to start the game by UConn and it was a battle the rest of the way for the Huskies who lost on a game-winning 3 from St. John's Jr. W Shenneika Smith (who by the way had only hit three 3's ALL season). Sr. G Tiffany Hayes, who was honored prior to the game as UConn's lone Senior), was held to 8pts. and committed 7 TO's in her 1st-ever home-court defeat. St. John's was led by Sr. F Da'Shena Stevens and Jr. G Nadirah McKenith's 15pts., who hadn't defeated the Huskies since 1993 while UConn was led by Fr. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis's 12pts. and W C Kiah Stokes' 11pts., both off the bench.

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