Women’s Basketball runs Duke out of Gampel…. at halftime

Andrew Callahan, Staff Writer

Historically, when the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked teams get together in any sport, you’ll find exactly what you’d expect. Back and forth game, blows traded by each squad and generally a close finish. Just twenty minutes through No. 2 UConn’s battle with No. 3 Duke, this game will surely go down in history– just for all the wrong reasons.

With a national television crowd watching, the Huskies opened the first five minutes on a punishing 13-0 run and did not let up until the buzzer sounded. At the commencement of a merciful halftime for the visiting Blue Devils, the scoreboard read 41-15 in favor of the Huskies. Backdoor cuts, long-range three pointers and UConn defensive stops highlighted the first half for the home team while Duke simply imploded. Nothing has been going their way and things aren’t looking up after a turnover to start the second half.

Maya Moore leads all scorers  (and Duke) with sixteen points as Kelly Faris trails behind her with eleven. Following a five-game slump in which she’s failed really to do anything, it’s been a very encouraging performance for the sophomore. A comfortable plus-10 edge in rebounding has been propelled by freshman center Stephanie Dolson while senior Jasmine Thomas leads the Blue Devils with a measly three points.

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UConn Men’s Basketball

West Region - No. 3 Seed, 30-9 (9-9)

Last Game: 65-63 W vs. (5) Arizona (March 26)

Next Game: vs. (4) Kentucky (April 2, 8:49 p.m., Reliant Stadium, Houston.)

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3 - Jeremy Lamb
4 - Jamal Coombs-McDaniel
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10 - Tyler Olander
13 - Shabazz Napier
15 - Kemba Walker
21 - Kyle Bailey
22 - Roscoe Smith
23 - Benjamin Stewart
25 - Michael Bradley
34 - Alex Oriakhi
35 - Charles Okwandu

UConn Women’s Basketball

Philadelphia Region No. 1 Seed, 36-1 (16-0)

Last Game: 75-40 W vs. (2) Duke (March 29)

Next Game: vs. (2) Notre Dame (April 3, 9 p.m., Canseco Field House, Indianapolis, Ind.)

3 - Tiffany Hayes
5 - Caroline Doty
12 - Lauren Engeln
14 - Bria Hartley
23 - Maya Moore
25 - Michala Johnson
30 - Lorin Dixon
31 - Stefanie Dolson
32 - Heather Buck
34 - Kelly Faris

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