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UConn sets record for points in NCAA tourney game

18 March, 2018, 05:24 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Mar 17 2018 Storrs CT USA Connecticut Huskies Katie Lou Samuelson reacts with Kia Nurse after a play against the Saint Francis Red Flash the first half of the women's NCAA Tournament first round game at Gampel Pavilion. Mandatory Credi

Cierra Dillard scored a career-high 36 points and Buffalo got its first women's NCAA Tournament victory as it defeated South Florida, 102-79.

The Huskies once again are the prohibitive favorites to win the national championship, and they began their quest for a 12 title with a record-setting performance Saturday afternoon. Yes, 94 points in one half, and, yes, 140 total points.

According to Sports Illustrated, UConn's "88-point win is the second largest in history in either the men's or women's tournament".

At press time, the Huskies were well on their way to passing the all-time single-game scoring record for women's Division I hoops. U-Conn. only needed regulation to set the record.

Dec 10 2017 Glendale AZ USA Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson and nose tackle Sylvester Williams tackle Arizona Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit Mark J. Rebilas-USA

The victor of that game will celebrate, and then have to face the undefeated Huskies. They've won their opening-round games by an average of just over 42 points.

The UConn women's basketball team shattered multiple records in their 140-52 victory over 16th-seeded Saint Francis (Pa.) on Saturday. The record was set two years ago in the first round when the Huskies scored 41 against Robert Morris.

STORRS, Conn. - Jen Fay led a balanced ninth-seeded Quinnipiac offense with 19 points and the Bobcats beat Miami, eliminating the Hurricanes from the women's NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season, 86-72. At this point, there most likely isn't a team that can take down the Huskies. There isn't a clear answer, but with Auriemma at the helm and the influx of talent year after year, why waste it?

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