GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Connecticut 72, Georgwtown 41

STORRS, Conn. - Olivia Nelson-Ododa scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 3 UConn to a 72-41 win over Georgetown.

The Huskies (10-0, 9-0 Big East), coming off a road win over rival Tennessee, cruised despite sitting two key players, guards Paige Bueckers and Anna Makurat, with injuries.

Christyn Williams added 17 points, Aubrey Griffin scored 15 and Evina Westbrook added 13 points and nine assists.

Freshman Kelsey Ransom scored 13 points and Yasmin Ott had 10 for Georgetown (1-5, 1-5).

The Hoyas scored the game's first points on a 3-pointer from the left corner by Ott, but the Huskies quickly took control.

Griffin had eight points and three rebounds in the first quarter and UConn led 21-9 after 10 minutes.

Connecticut outscored the Hoyas 18-2 in the second quarter. The Huskies held Georgetown without a point for the final 7 1/2 minutes of the first half and led 39-11 at the break.

Nelson-Ododa's second 3-pointer of the game gave the Huskies a 51-21 lead in the third as the Huskies stretched their lead.

UConn scored 29 points off of 22 Georgetown turnovers. Associated Press


January 23, 2021