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Connecticut 61, Marquette 48

By JIM FULLER
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. - Lou Lopez Senechal had 22 points and Caroline Ducharme added 19 points and seven rebounds to lead eighth-ranked UConn to a 61-48 victory over visiting Marquette.

A pair of free throws from Aaliyah Edwards gave UConn its first double-digit lead with 8:01 to go in the third quarter. A three-point play from Chloe Marotta got Marquette back within eight points. It was a five-point contest after a jumper by Jordan King and a 3-pointer by Claire Kaifes. A jumper by Liza Carlen rattled in and out to prevent the Golden Eagles from pulling any closer.

After a pair of foul shots by Lopez Senechal, Ducharme saved the ball inbounds and then Dorka Juhasz hit a 3-pointer to restore the 10-point lead.

Edwards had nine points and eight rebounds and Juhasz added nine points and 10 rebounds for UConn (11-2, 4-0 in the Big East).

Carlen had 15 points and six rebounds for Marquette (9-5, 2-3).

UConn played just six players in the first half as leading scorer Azzi Fudd missed another game due to a knee injury and Aubrey Griffin, who has started nine games, was sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19.

UConn didn't make its first substitute until freshman Ayanna Patterson replaced Dorka Juhasz with 7:07 remaining in the first half.

Just 41 seconds into the second half, Juhasz went down underneath the visiting basket as she was fighting for a loose ball. She was flexing her left knee before walking slowly off the court. She returned to the court with 7:19 left in the quarter.

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Fudd, who has missed the last six games, took part in drills before the game and could be close to returning. Fudd hasn't played since a Dec. 4 loss at Notre Dame. She was averaging 20.6 points per game and is still second on the team with 20 3-pointers.

December 31, 2022


Marquette
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
L. Karlen F 34 7-16 1-1 0-4 2-6 0 0 2 5 3 15
C. Marotta F 34 4-11 2-3 0-1 0-4 1 0 0 2 3 10
E. La Chapell G 36 4-9 0-0 3-4 1-5 2 1 2 1 2 11
R. Nkumu G 34 1-8 0-0 0-2 1-4 3 0 2 2 2 2
J. King G 28 2-9 0-0 0-2 0-2 0 0 2 3 3 4
C. Kaifes 13 2-4 0-0 2-4 1-2 2 0 0 0 0 6
J. Okosun 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2 0 0 1 3 0
M. Hare 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Clark 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 20-58
(.345)
3-4
(.750)
5-18
(.278)
7-28 10 1 8 14 16 48


UConn
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Edwards F 38 3-8 3-4 0-0 1-8 4 1 3 4 3 9
D. Juhasz F 35 4-11 0-0 1-4 4-10 3 1 0 3 1 9
L. Lopez Senechal G 40 9-15 2-2 2-3 0-3 1 1 0 2 2 22
N. Muhl G 40 0-5 0-0 0-2 1-6 6 0 0 2 0 0
C. Ducharme G 38 8-13 0-0 3-6 0-7 2 1 0 5 0 19
A. DeBerry 6 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 2 2
A. Patterson 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 25-54
(.463)
5-6
(.833)
6-15
(.400)
9-39 16 4 3 17 8 61


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