Connecticut 86, Xavier 40

Connecticut 86, Xavier 40


CINCINNATI - Paige Bueckers had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Aaliyah Edwards added 16 points and 10 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season and No. 15 UConn eased past Xavier 86-40.

UConn trailed 6-4 before scoring the next 32 points to pull away. Bueckers scored 11 points in a 20-0 run to close the first quarter, and Edwards scored six points in a 12-0 run to start the second quarter.

UConn extended its 50-13 halftime lead by scoring 19 straight points for a 71-18 lead entering the fourth. Xavier scored 22 points in the fourth, with six 3-pointers.

Ice Brady also had a double-double — the first of her freshman season — for UConn (21-5, 13-0 Big East) with 11 points and 14 rebounds. The Huskies grabbed a season-high 56 rebounds, compared to just 20 for Xavier.

UConn also had its most assists in a game, 31, since registering 33 against Toronto Metropolitan Bold on Dec. 20. Nika Muhl dished out 11 assists to reach double-digit helpers for the fifth time this season.

Ashlynn Shade added 14 points for UConn and Qadence Samuels had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Aizhanique Mayo scored 14 points for Xavier (1-21, 0-13), which is 0-8 all-time against UConn. Daniela Lopez added 10 points, going 2 of 10 from 3-point range.


Connecticut athletics press release

February 14, 2024


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