UConn Leads Wire-to-wire in Win against OU


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:12 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Feb 14, 2011 8:7 PM CDT

Grant Belcher
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

HARTFORD, Conn. – Monday’s game between the Sooners and Huskies was one of those that was as good as over as soon as it began.

UConn dominated from beginning to end in an 86-45 blowout of Oklahoma on Monday.

Three minutes in and following five missed shots and three turnovers, the Sooners found themselves lucky to be down only 6-0.

But that luck didn’t last very long. Connecticut used a 25-2 run to blow the game wide open and lead 31-6 with 7:24 left in the first half.

UConn forward Maya Moore stole the show, scoring 18 in the first half and breaking the Big East career scoring record.

Moore, considered easily the best player in the nation, finished with a monster stat line of 27 points, seven boards, seven assists and six steals.

The game was already out of hand by the end of the first half, for UConn led 46-18.

UConn’s biggest lead of 41 occurred several times, including the final margin.

The numbers told the story as OU shot 30 percent in the game while giving up 56 percent shooting.

The Huskies (25-1, 12-0) outrebounded the Sooners 42-22 and more than doubled Oklahoma’s assist, rebound and block totals.

Danielle Robinson led the Sooners with 14 points. Nicole Griffin was the only other OU player in double figures with 10 points and seven boards.

The Sooners have lost four of their past seven games, but those games have come against teams all ranked in the top five nationally (UConn, Baylor and Texas A&M twice).

OU (18-6, 8-3) will return to Big 12 play on Saturday as it hosts Texas at 5 p.m.