Friday, December 31, 2010

Stanford has UConn's number

The streak is OVER. For the first time since April 6, 2008, the University of Connecticut Women's Basketball team lost a game, and to an all to familiar foe. It was the Stanford Cardinal who gave Connecticut their last loss before the start of the streak, and it was the Stanford Cardinal who did it to them once again last night. The Huskies were held to just 32.8% shooting en route to a 71-59 defeat to the 8th ranked Cardinal. The 59 points were the fewest scored by a UConn team since they scored 53 in last year's National Championship game against, you guessed it, Stanford. Jeanette Pohlen led the way for Stanford scoring a career high 31 points with 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Pohlen was one of two members of the Cardinal who also played in the game against  UConn back in 2008. The other, Kayla Pedersen, actually started both games. With the win Stanford improves to 9-2, 6-0 at home, while the Huskies drop to 12-1. UConn now starts from scratch as they look to build another streak. Next up will be the 7-6 Villanova Wildcats. Last year they beat the Wildcats 74-35 behind 24 points from Maya Moore. More impressively, they held Villanova to just 12 points in the first half.

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