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Connecticut 86, Iowa 79

(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

By ERIK GARCÍA GUNDERSEN
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. - Azzi Fudd scored 24 points to rally No. 3 UConn past No. 9 Iowa 86-79 in the championship game of the first Phil Knight Legacy women's tournament.

Fudd had plenty of help, with Aaliyah Edwards (20 points, 13 rebounds) and three other Huskies scoring in double-figures. Edwards was named MVP of the tournament.

Iowa star Caitlin Clark had 25 points, and Kate Martin added 20.

Edwards got UConn off to a strong start, scoring 10 points while the Huskies built a 20-14 edge.

Clark and the Hawkeyes then surged with a 13-2 run to begin the second quarter and led 41-35 at halftime. Clark scored 17 points in the first half.

Martin hit a 3-pointer in the third quarter for a 52-41 lead, but UConn countered with 11 straight points and led 61-57 entering the fourth.

Iowa opened the final quarter with nine straight points for a 66-61 lead, but the Huskies countered and pulled away in the middle of the period, leading 79-70 after Carolina Ducharme's 3-pointer with 3:42 left.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa: Iowa dominated the battle of the 3-point line for much of the game. The Hawkeyes made 13 3-pointers to only eight for UConn.

UConn: Sunday was a tale of two halves for Fudd. Fudd started the game 1 for 8 from the field but was red-hot in the second half, going 9 for 11.

November 27, 2022


UConn
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Edwards F 34 10-16 0-0 0-0 2-13 6 1 1 2 2 20
A. Fudd G 40 10-19 0-0 4-10 0-3 4 0 0 0 1 24
N. Muhl G 40 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-3 13 0 1 6 2 2
L. Lopez Senechal G 32 5-12 0-0 1-3 1-5 1 1 0 2 2 11
A. Griffin G 23 5-6 0-2 0-0 3-6 3 1 2 2 3 10
C. Ducharme 24 5-11 2-4 3-6 2-5 3 2 3 1 1 15
A. Patterson 7 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 0 2 4
Totals   200 38-69
(.551)
2-6
(.333)
8-20
(.400)
11-44 30 5 7 14 13 86


Iowa
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Warnock F 32 4-14 3-4 3-11 0-4 2 0 1 2 4 14
M. Czinano C 36 3-7 2-2 0-0 3-7 1 0 1 1 2 8
C. Clark G 40 9-24 5-7 2-11 0-7 6 1 2 3 2 25
G. Marshall G 37 4-9 0-0 2-6 0-2 2 0 3 0 0 10
K. Martin G 34 7-10 0-0 6-6 0-2 2 0 2 3 0 20
H. Stuelke 8 1-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 1 0 0 1 1 2
M. Davis 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. O'Grady 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Affolter 3 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   200 28-67
(.418)
10-13
(.769)
13-36
(.361)
6-28 15 1 9 11 10 79


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