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GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Connecticut 78, Duke 50

By SEAN HIGHKIN
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. - Lou Lopez-Senechal scored 23 points and No. 3 UConn routed Duke 78-50 in the semifinal round of the Phil Knight Legacy tournament.

Aaliyah Edwards added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Azzi Fudd scored 14 points to help the Huskies (4-0) remain undefeated on the season.

Shaeyann Day-Wilson led the Blue Devils (5-1) with 15 points, and Elizabeth Balogun contributed 14 off the bench.

The Huskies built up a 41-29 halftime lead behind 13 points from Lopez-Senechal, who knocked down three 3-pointers during the opening two periods.

UConn only added to the lead in the second half, holding as much as a 30-point advantage over Duke as the half progressed.

The Huskies shot the lights out from 3-point range, shooting 46.2% on 13 attempts. All six of their 3-point makes came from Lopez-Senechal, who made four, and Fudd, who hit two.

The Blue Devils shot just 33.3% from the field as a team on the night and turned the ball over 14 times while committing 18 personal fouls to UConn's 11.

BIG PICTURE

UConn: With a dominant performance across the board, the Huskies remained undefeated and proved they're more than worthy of their top-3 ranking as they advanced to the PKL championship game.

Duke: The Blue Devils picked up their first loss of the season in dispiriting fashion, unable to keep up with the Huskies' shooting.

November 25, 2022


UConn
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Edwards F 22 6-8 5-6 0-0 3-11 3 2 1 3 3 17
N. Muhl G 36 1-3 4-4 0-2 1-6 10 0 2 1 0 6
L. Lopez Senechal G 35 8-13 3-3 4-5 0-6 1 0 1 3 0 23
A. Fudd G 33 6-13 0-0 2-3 0-2 3 0 1 1 1 14
A. Griffin G 32 4-8 0-1 0-1 2-6 0 0 2 2 0 8
C. Ducharme 23 2-6 0-0 0-2 2-3 0 0 0 1 1 4
A. Patterson 12 1-4 4-4 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 4 6
I. Bettencourt 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. DeBerry 3 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Totals   200 28-55
(.509)
16-20
(.800)
6-13
(.462)
10-42 17 2 7 15 11 78


Duke
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Brown F 28 1-2 1-2 0-0 1-3 1 1 0 1 3 3
C. Taylor G 36 2-14 0-0 0-5 1-4 0 0 1 2 1 4
S. Day-Wilson G 26 6-14 2-4 3-7 0-7 1 0 0 5 3 17
J. Oliver G 15 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 2 0 0 2 1 0
L. Volker G 10 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 2 2 2
E. Balogun 30 5-12 2-2 1-3 0-1 0 1 0 1 2 13
A. Jackson 19 2-6 0-0 2-4 0-0 0 0 1 0 2 6
M. Heide 12 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-5 1 1 0 0 2 4
V. de Jesus 12 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 2 0
R. Richardson 11 0-4 1-2 0-3 1-1 1 0 0 1 0 1
Totals   199 19-58
(.328)
6-10
(.600)
6-24
(.250)
7-26 7 3 2 14 18 50


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