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GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Connecticut 79, Butler 39

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

By PAT EATON-ROBB
AP Sports Writer

STORRS, Conn. - Aaliyah Edwards scored 20 points and No. 5 UConn, with just seven healthy players again, routed Butler 79-39.

Aubrey Griffin and Lou Lopez Senechal each added 17 points for the Huskies (17-2, 10-0 Big East), who have won 10 in a row. Dorka Juhasz scored 14 points.

Jessica Carrothers and Sydney Janes each had seven points for the Bulldogs (7-13, 2-9)

Butler surprised the Huskies early with a 13-0 run that put the Bulldogs up 13-4. But UConn held Butler scoreless for the last 5:13 of the first quarter and trailed just 13-10 after 10 minutes.

The Huskies regained the lead 18-16 on a jumper by Griffin as part of a 21-4 run that saw the Huskies take a 25-17 lead.

Lopez Senechal had 14 of her points before intermission and the Huskies, who won the teams' first meeting this season by 33 points on Jan. 3, led 36-19 at the half.

The Huskies outscored Butler 38-14 in the paint and 21-5 on the fast break.

HUKSIES' HEALTH

UConn announced Friday that leading scorer Azzi Fudd, who re-injured her right knee last Sunday against Georgetown, will be on crutches for two weeks before being re-evaluated. Caroline Ducharme and Ayanna Patterson remain in concussion protocol.

The program's health problems even extend to their mascot, Jonathan the Husky dog, who underwent surgery last week.

BIG PICTURE

Butler: Has never beaten UConn, falling to 0-5 since the teams first met in 2021.

UConn: This was the first of five games in 11 days for the Huskies, a stretch that will include a visit to Tennessee on Thursday.

January 21, 2023


Butler
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
S. Jaynes F 26 3-4 0-0 1-1 1-4 1 1 0 4 2 7
A. Mortag F 23 2-8 0-0 2-5 1-5 0 1 0 3 4 6
C. Strande G 24 1-6 0-0 1-2 2-3 1 0 1 0 3 3
J. Carrothers G 21 2-9 2-2 1-1 1-2 2 0 1 0 0 7
R. McLimore G 21 1-7 2-4 0-3 0-0 3 0 1 1 1 4
S. Frederick 18 1-3 0-0 1-3 0-1 1 1 1 1 0 3
T. Dowell 16 2-5 0-0 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 4
J. Meulemans 16 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-2 1 0 0 1 0 0
K. Wingler 13 0-5 0-0 0-4 0-2 0 0 0 2 0 0
K. Taylor 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 2 4 2
R. Dumont 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 2 0
M. Royal-Davis 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. White 3 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-1 0 0 0 2 1 3
Totals   198 14-54
(.259)
4-6
(.667)
7-22
(.318)
9-26 10 3 4 19 17 39


UConn
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Edwards F 35 7-12 6-7 0-0 2-7 4 3 2 3 1 20
D. Juhasz F 33 6-11 1-2 1-2 2-5 2 2 1 1 0 14
A. Griffin G 39 5-8 6-7 1-3 1-7 0 1 0 3 2 17
N. Muhl G 33 3-6 1-2 1-3 0-4 3 0 2 1 1 8
L. Lopez Senechal G 27 7-12 3-5 0-2 1-7 5 1 1 1 2 17
A. DeBerry 16 1-2 0-0 1-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 3
I. Bettencourt 15 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-1 3 0 0 1 2 0
Totals   198 29-54
(.537)
17-23
(.739)
4-13
(.308)
10-38 17 7 6 11 8 79


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