Wednesday, January 01, 2014

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (14-0, 2-0 AAC)

Results: Connecticut 77, Central Florida 49
Player of the Game: Sr. C Stefanie Dolson (25p, 12r, 1a, 3b, 33m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr. C Stefanie Dolson (12dr, 3b, 33m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Saniya Chong (7p, 2r, 2s, 10m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. in the Paint: UConn 48, UCF 12

Summary: The most exciting part of the game was that it was close enough (2.5hrs away from Palm Beach County) to where I live in Florida to go to the game. UConn All-American Sr. C Stefanie Dolson had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead top-ranked and undefeated UConn to a blowout win over Central Florida, 77-49. Dolson made her first six shots and was 11 for 14 for the game. The 6-foot-5 senior had scored 15 points in her previous two outings, including a disappointing seven-point night in a 67-34 victory against Cincinnati on Sunday. UConn All-American candidate So. F Breanna Stewart struggled shooting the ball but still finished with a nice all-around game with 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals for the Huskies. This was the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

"The easy answer is we threw her the ball," UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma said of Dolson's third 20-point game of the year. "We made a concerted effort after last Sunday to make sure we had post players touch the ball more than we did before." Auriemma also praised Dolson's ability in transition. "Some of our players jog - Stefanie runs the floor hard," Auriemma said. "She ends up with layups in transition. The guards do a great job of finding her in half court. Put those together, and you have a night like tonight." 

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