GAMEDAY Womens Basketball



Connecticut 103, Butler 35

STORRS, Conn. - Olivia Nelson-Ododa led a balanced attack with 18 points and No. 3 UConn routed Butler 103-35.

The win was coach Geno Auriemma's 1,099th at UConn, moving him past late Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, into second place on the all-time list just two days before the Huskies visit Knoxville to take on the Lady Vols.

Christyn Williams and Aubrey Griffin, who made her first start, each scored 17 points for the unbeaten Huskies (8-0, 7-0 Big East), who had five players score in double figures.

Tennessee transfer Evina Wesbrook chipped in with 14 points and freshman Paige Bueckers had 13 points, eight assists and five rebounds.

Okako Adika scored 18 points for Butler (1-9, 1-8), despite spending most of the game in foul trouble, and Genesis Parker added 15 points.

The Huskies led 25-15 after a quarter, and used a stifling defense to hold Butler to just 20 points the rest of the game.

Christyn Williams stole an inbounds pass and hit a layup just before the halftime buzzer to give the Huskies a 45-20 lead. Adika had 14 of Butler's 20 first-half points. But she also picked up three fouls.

The Huskies then outscored Butler 58-15 in the second half.


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Associated Press


January 19, 2021


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