Different Field For Paradise Jam This Time

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The last time the UConn women played in this tournament was in 2007, Maya Moore’s freshman season. The Huskies beat No. 4 Stanford (66-54), Old Dominion (86-43) and No. 9 Duke (74-48) on three consecutive nights.

The competition this season features just team, No. 14 Purdue, in the Top 25.

“The field doesn’t matter [to UConn],” Geno Auriemma said. “I knew we had a good team when we went there the last time and we came out feeling like we could beat anyone in the country. Then injuries hit [Mel Thomas and Kalana Greene were lost for the season with knee injuries] and when we got to the Final Four we weren’t the same team.”

The Huskies, who were 36-1 heading to Tampa that season, lost to Stanford in the semifinals, 83-72. … Auriemma will appear at UConn’s School of Business Tuesday at 10 a.m. to announce the launching of a new leadership initiative that he will collaborate on with the school. UConn President Susan Herbst will also attend along with officials from the business school and the UConn Foundation. … The Huskies have not lost a game in a regular-season tournament since  Vanderbilt defeated it, 57-37, in the 1992 Hilton Head Super Shootout. This is UConn’s first tropical tourney since the 2008 Carribean Classic in Cancun.

Other action

In other Paradise Jam action, South Carolina defeated Hampton, 45-34, in a Reef Division game. Aleighsa Welch led the Gamecocks (5-0) with 16 points. Also in the Reef, Brittany Hrynko scored 18 points and Katherine Harry had 12 rebounds to lead DePaul (4-1) to a 60-58 win over Florida Gulf Coast. … The Huskies outrebounded Wake Forest, 43-26, and forced 24 turnovers that led to 27 UConn points. The Huskies bench outscored the Demon Deacons, 41-8.



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One thought on “Different Field For Paradise Jam This Time

  1. Village Idiot

    Geno and Shea Ralph watched the Island Div games. Depaul with Doug Bruno (nice guy). And could Shea ever forget the Hampton team that gave Shea a fore arm in the throat that almost sidelined her?? They were the roughest, hardest, dirtiest playing women I’ve even seen. Oh yes, Shea was doing a bit of bumping and pushing prior to the fore arm bit. Did Uconn ever have a tougher player than Shea??

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