It was billed to be a great game with the UConn women coming in ranked #3 in the nation and the Duke women #5. When the ladies hit the court though, it wasn’t even close. The UConn D simply proved to be too much for the Blue Devils who only went 17-69 from the field for 24.6%. In all honesty, it was a combination of great defense and horrid shooting.
UConn on the other hand came out strong with Hartley going for 15 as the Huskies shot 39% beyond the arc. Throughout most of the game Duke’s offense resorted to one-on-one drives after actual plays appeared stifled. The fact that Duke only had 8 assists the entire game depicts how little distribution of the ball actually took place.
Duke head coach McCallie said after the game, “It’s a great lesson on what not to do offensively.” Duke better hope they learned their lesson because the Huskies made it look easy as they trounced the Blue Devils 61 to 45. UConn lead throughout and the game was never truly in doubt.
UConn appears to be back in full-stride after a couple early season losses to Baylor and Notre Dame. Both losses were closely fought games with the loss to #1 Baylor being by 5 points and the loss to Notre Dame going to overtime. UConn isn’t the favorite this year to win another championship, but they’ll definitely be right back in the mix.
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