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Connecticut 83, Xavier 32


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CINCINNATI - Christyn Williams scored 22 points and No. 1 Connecticut breezed in its first visit to Xavier, 83-32 for its eighth straight win.

High-scoring Paige Bueckers and Olivia Nelson-Odoba each added 11 points for the Huskies (18-1, 15-0 Big East).

UConn led 42-13 at halftime and Bueckers didn't score after the break. She had seven assists.

Aaliyah Edwards had 16 points for the Huskies, whose only loss was to then-No. 19 Arkansas 90-87 on Jan. 28.

The win was Connecticut's second over Xavier (4-7, 1-6) this season. Connecticut, which returned to the top ranking earlier this week, cruised past the Musketeers 106-59 on Dec. 19.

Carrie Gross scored 10 points to lead Xavier, which set a season low in scoring.

As coach Geno Auriemma watched with his arms folded across his chest most of the time, the Huskies never trailed. The game was tied at 2 for little over a minute in the first quarter before UConn ran off 12 straight points.

Connecticut's active man-to-man defense forced Xavier into a season-high 18 turnovers, and the Huskies enjoyed huge advantages of 29-2 in points off turnovers and 28-9 in fast-break points.

February 20, 2021


UConn
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
O. Nelson-Ododa F 24 4-7 3-4 0-1 1-8 6 2 0 2 0 11
C. Williams G 35 9-16 2-3 2-5 1-3 2 0 1 2 2 22
N. Muhl G 33 1-5 2-2 0-4 1-8 3 0 5 2 0 4
P. Bueckers G 30 4-11 2-3 1-5 0-1 7 0 2 2 0 11
E. Westbrook G 26 3-8 2-2 0-1 3-9 5 2 3 3 2 8
A. Edwards 25 7-9 2-2 0-0 5-11 2 0 1 1 1 16
A. Griffin 11 1-1 2-4 0-0 2-4 0 1 2 0 1 4
M. McLean 9 2-3 1-2 0-0 1-3 1 0 0 3 0 5
S. Poffenbarger 4 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Gabriel 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Totals   200 32-63
(.508)
16-22
(.727)
3-17
(.176)
16-51 26 5 14 15 7 83


Xavier
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Gray F 20 2-8 1-2 0-3 1-4 0 0 1 4 3 5
N. Clark G 27 3-8 1-2 0-2 0-1 1 0 2 4 0 7
A. Dunham G 24 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-3 1 0 2 0 1 2
K. Satterfield G 23 1-9 0-0 0-0 0-3 2 0 0 2 3 2
L. Wasylson G 20 0-5 0-0 0-3 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
C. Gross 17 5-9 0-0 0-0 2-4 1 0 1 1 3 10
S. Leyendecker 15 2-5 0-0 0-2 0-1 1 1 1 2 4 4
D. Ross 13 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-1 1 0 1 1 4 0
S. Wagner 13 0-3 0-0 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Harkey 10 0-3 0-0 0-0 3-3 1 1 0 1 0 0
M. Scarlett 10 0-4 0-0 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 1 1 0
A. Townsend 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-3 1 0 2 1 0 2
Totals   201 15-61
(.246)
2-4
(.500)
0-16
(.000)
12-30 10 2 10 18 20 32



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