Huskies Rout Hoyas 75-48

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Over the last two decades the UConn women have lost just 51 times. It was 50 before Notre Dame beat it to knock the Huskies from the top of the polls last week. You may remember that one.

Those 51 defeats have been caused by a variety of reasons and occurred on all types of stages.

But they all have one thing in common. None of them has been followed by another defeat.

This run, perhaps the truest sign of the program’s consistency in the championship era, continued Wednesday when the No.  3 Huskies routed Georgetown, 75-48, at the McDonough Arena.

The Huskies (13-1, 1-1) have now gone 707 games, dating to consecutive losses in March 1993, without back-to-back defeats. They play at Marquette Saturday where the streak will extend again.

Kelly Faris led the Huskies with 15 points, five steals and four rebounds. Freshman Breanna Stewart led the Huskies with 12 points and 13 rebounds. She scored 10 straight points shortly before leaving the game in the final four minutes. Stefanie Dolson added 13 points and Bria Hartley had 12.

Sugar Rodgers, the nation’s leading scorer, led the Hoyas (10-5, 1-1) with 23. But she was 8 of 22 from the field

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64 thoughts on “Huskies Rout Hoyas 75-48

    1. Master Mind

      SOME HOW JOHN YOU’VE LOST THE CHRISTMAS EFFECT OR THE NEWTOWN CARRYOVER.
      THE POSTERS SEEM TO THINK IT’S NOW TIME TO BE UNKIND, UNCARING, AND JUST PLAIN NASTY AGAIN.

      HOW SHORT MEMORIES REALLY ARE!!!

    2. Coach H

      Just think how nasty the comments would be if Uconn women lost. 51 losses in 20 years?? The sky is definitely falling. Stewart only scored 14 and had 14 rebounds. Faris only hit 4 three’s
      Yes its time to replace Geno.
      I’d be glad to take the Job. But I’ve only won 400 and lost 200, that’a a winning record in anyones book

      1. JD

        Coach H. You’re an idiot. Why bother being here if you aren’t a fan? Why would they replace Geno? He’s a great coach. You can’t always go undefeated win them all. So relax and take a chill pill.

  1. Village Idiot

    Moriah Jefferson 9 points, 4 steals, 3 rebounds, no turnovers, 4 assists in 20 minutes. The difference maker.
    Stewart absent in first half–14 points second half 14 rebounds.
    Kelly Faris 4 3′s kept Uconn ahead.

    Not a great win but lots to be happy about including Stokes rebounding and defense. Banks played well but not up to her talent. Hartley finally is hitting again.

    Now Uconn is 1 and 1 in Conference. ND almost lost to S Florida last night.

    1. Geoffy

      Stokes is the difference maker with Notre Dame. She wasn’t in the game in the critical last seconds of the Final Four semi last year, and she wasn’t in Saturday’s game at Gampel. Get Stokes healthy and I’m not worried about McGraw’s gang.

  2. RH

    Started streaming from SNY a bit late, and the stream ended with 4:35 remaining in the 2nd half. Support is strictly via email at this point (or so says the recording when I called the phone number they provide).

  3. TVD

    UConn coaches should return a portion of their salaries. They clearly are not teaching any offense except “motion followed by a 3pt shot”.

    41 3pt shot attemps is play ground basketball. UConn has WCBB’s 2nd best center in Dolson and the UConn GOAT in Stewart, according to Geno. But all those 2 could accomplish was 2 or 3 successful high-low combos.

    Geno had the nerve to still complain about the differential in fouls. Well Geno, in case you forgot, coaches preach to players do Not foul the opponent when they are shooting 3pt.

    41 3pt shot attempts means 41 opportunities for 0 fouls called against your opponent.

    Geno calls out Sugar and said 23 points on 22 shots is not efficient. But UConn’s 12-41 is efficient? 36 points on 41 shots is efficient?

    Doty SUCKED again. Hartley SUCKED worse. 7 turnovers for Dolson.

    Great to see Geno call out his girl Kelly and the rest of the team for that stellar first 5 minutes of the game.

    Stokes is like Buck and has absolutely zero clue what to do with the basketball on offense. Hmm, I wonder who coaches the bigs?

    Jefferson finally showed glimpses of why Geno recruited her.

    Banks was in a funk and could not hit the ocean from a US Navy destroyer. Wonder if being the 8th player is giving her doubts like last season. TRANSFER. Next season it will be Jefferson and Chong and Hartley.

    SOMEONE PLEASE SEND STEWART TO AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON WHO SPECIALIZES IN FOOT AND ANKLES PROBLEMS.

    Did I mention Doty sucks? Hey but a win is a win.

    1. Yea, that's a problem

      why not just start banks? there’s no reason doty needs to play at all. they should be able to pretty much clobber everyone anyway. at this point, you gotta figure getting to the final four playing those 7 or 8 in any combo should be doable, the women’s game is simply that bad. so let’s see what these guys got. we know what a few don’t.

    2. Motorhed.

      WOW TVD. Did someone do their business in your cornflakes or something? I haven’t see a post this nasty and rotten since Rutgers thought they could compete with UConn, and the Jersey folks bought into it.

      Doty sucks? ‘d like to see what your pasty, fat arse could do out there. Stokes and Buck have no clue? They are both defensive specialists, and we have all what Buck did to The Man twice in her career. Banks is having doubts and should transfer? She’s the second coming of Ashely Battle, will be pivotal for this team in the tournament, and will the key for our transition to Life After Faris.

      Give the girls their due; they play hard, they play well, and despite an occasional sub-par game, are still holding the torch for the best program in the nation, and doing it admirably. They are #3, having barely lost to #2. That’s pretty darn good, if you ask me.

      As for Geno, he needs no defense. Neither does Coach Daley, or any of the other coaches. They do their job, do it well, and the vast majority of us are quite thankful for it.
      Why don’t you leave them alone and go root for Rutgers or something. They can use some fans, right now. Maybe Charlene’s performance as a head coach will satisfy you.

      See you at the Final Four!

      1. FREDDY UNKOOL

        FREDDY THAT LAST CHARTER OAK POST WASN’T ME.
        YOU’VE BEEN MORE THAN CHARITABLE TODAY.

        THE OTHER BLOGS NOT SO MUCH.

        I AM NOT PLEASED WITH THESE BLOGS THAT CALL NAMES OR GET PERSONAL.

        EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION–NO MATTER HOW TERRIBLE IT MAY BE.

          1. F unkool

            Childish. Not over 10 are you?? Haven’t see this particular statement since 6th grade.
            If you are not 10 in years you certainly are mentally. Go play with your diapers.
            what’s in it is in your mind.

    3. Ed

      TVD,

      You sound dysfunctional and sociopathic – please check into a mental health faciity.

    4. Newgirl2

      TVD, thanks for sharing your very special talent (complain, complain, complain) with us. You’re amazing ’cause you spend so much time negatively criticizing members of a ball team, and you probably can’t even walk 2 miles without gasping for air. I’m not saying you don’t have a right to voice your opinion, but remember to ALWAYS be kind. These are young women who are in school and entertaining us. Anyone of them could be a relative, neighbor, friend, or the future educator, therapist, financial planner, or in-law of yours. Yes, it’s a great feeling when they win and it makes us feel good, but losing shows that they are humans like the rest of us.

  4. Yea, that's a problem

    playing without a true point is a difficult proposition. hoisting up the three ball must be a lot of fun, won’t be long before the entire squad abandons anything within the arc. hey, that’s an idea. play an entire game and shoot nothing but 3s. even on a breakaway-pitch it back out and sling one up.

  5. Yea, that's a Village Idiot

    Live by the 3. Die by the 3.

    UConn has 1 legitimate post player Dolson. Buck is worth 0 points if she plays. Tuck is worth 2 points if she plays. Stokes is worth 1 if she plays. Stewart is not a post player.

    I see NO coaching by Geno. I see NO coaching for the bigs. I see talented HS players running around with their hair on fire playing hectic ball.

    How the UConn AD cannot see there is a serious problem is beyond me. Then again guess the AD figures leave it as is. Womens basketball is only 4 or 5 teams no matter how hard ESPN and SNY try to make you think there are more.

    1. Newgirl2

      And you still managed to watch the game? W O W you’re truly amazing!!!!!!!

    2. Judy

      Since you think you know so much about coaching why don’t you go to the UConn A.D. and make a pitch maybe he’ll hire you to replace Geno!

  6. Bruce

    Well, I see they left the barn door at the idiot village open a little too long tonight, who are these clowns who have posted here? First, you always have to account for the other team, Georgetown, who recruits nationally, was trying to win the game too,see, that’s why they keep score. In the modern era (3 point time), there are only 2 shots worth taking, a layup (in the men’s game a dunk) or a 3. If you played the game at a higher level than playing horse with your mom in the driveway, then you know that the 10-15 foot jumper is the toughest shot in basketball, so why take it when if you shot more than 33 percent of your 3s you are ahead of the game. I do believe that the UCONN guards don’t get the ball into the post fast enough, but that is a solvable problem. I think Geno has an interesting problem, and he is still working out what combinations work best, but his options are far better than in the past few years. It will be interesting to see who emerges. As for the village idiots, I suggest reruns of THe Mentalist, it always turns out right. ;)

    1. Yea, that's a problem

      hey, i proposed nothing but the 3.i’m on your side. pitch the ball around, you’re open, pull the trigger. and because your team is way more talented than the rest of the country, crash the boards with wild abandon. no need for floor balance and the like. relentlessly attack the ball, try to jump lanes, stab at it. who cares.

    2. FIRE UCONN COACHES

      Fire Geno and let GM Bruce run the team for less money. He has the game of basketball solved. Coach K, Calhoun, Knight, Geno, and Wooden have been fooling every hoops fans in the world. COACHING IS MINDLESS. Shoot 3PT or layups on fast breaks. Everything else is useless. Crazy turnovers are ok. No defense is ok.

    3. FIRE UCONN COACHES

      I love to horse around with Bruces mom. Have been doing it since Bruce was born.

      1. JD

        Yall are morons. Why even bother coming here if you aren’t fans? Why fire Auriemma? What has he done to deserve to be fired? Morons I mean relax.It’s just a game. You can’t win em all,but at least Uconn won. They lost to ND. Big deal. The team is young so give them a break. It doesn’t count til the end of the season in terms of rankings and where they would stand come March, so take a chill pill.

      1. JD

        Fire You’re a moron and a troll. Why even be here? And how can you be disappointed? I mean they won. They played better in the second half, so relax. It’s just a game.

  7. FIRE UCONN COACHES

    It’s mourning. Doty still sucks. Geno, CD, Shea, and Marissa are still overrated. Hartley is overhyped. Faris talks like a robot while reading from Geno’s script.

    2010-11 season the excuse was no Tina, young team.

    2011-12 season the excuse was no Maya, no depth (Geno’s poor recruiting).

    2012-13 season the excuse has been 3 freshmen.

    2013-14 season the excuse will be no Faris and no Doty (joking).

    2014-15 season the excuse will be very real, no Dolson. And no center because Geno has lost Turner and everyone else over 6’2″. Back to the Charde Houston days.

    I get that Geno has attaind Joe Pa cult status and the AD won’t fire him. And I get Geno will protect his useless wife who has been responsible for Buck, Stokes, and Tuck.

    But the AD can get rid of Shea and Marissa. A change is needed. Just because 99% of D1 teams have 0% chance of playing in the Final Four, does not make UConn a great team. A great team was Renee, Tina, Kalana, and Maya.

    UConn plays bad and it’s always the coaches fault. Last night looked like a high school game. Geno and company are over payed.

    Geno’s love for guards is ridiculous. No matter how useless Doty is, she plays. No matter how pathetic and selfish Hartley is, she plays.

    Baylor by double digits. Notre Dame by double digits. If Duke or anyone else beats UConn, will you finally agree something is wrong with a team full of high school All-Americans?

    This could definitely be the year the FF streak ends. Because in the Elite Eight, if UConn shoots 12-41 from 3PT and the other team has more than 1 scorer, the season could end.

    IT’S A SHAME THAT NO ONE IN THE HORDE HAS THE BALLS TO ASK GENO TOUGH QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS LOUSY GAME “PLANS”.

    1. mike

      what a bunch of crap. who the hell are you people? gt plays a 3/2 zone, the lane is not an option unless you hit the three. as for nd lets see how they do against it. until then be realistic and let the coaches to their jobs. 5 final fours and your bitching ?????

    2. Kinder Gentler

      Your comment on Geno’s useless wife is uncalled for and it defames Geno’s wife. Which of course could cause a Civil Suit be instituted against you. You are not hidden–through your login you can be traced.
      If the comment was about Christine Dailey, not Daley, calling her his wife defames her.
      So folks be careful of your wording–you are not protected.
      It has been done bloggers/posters have been sued, you are not protected by the first amendment–defamation is defamation, not a right.

      1. Tom

        I agree with your sentiment, but I think your view regarding law is faulty. Unfortunately, celebrities are in a different category from the rest of us.

    3. Newgirl2

      Did you really intend to use the word

      MOURNING: As in grief when someone dies OR MORNING: As in a brand new day!
      If your intent was to use the former word, then your reasoning is a bit juvenile. This is a game and only a game. One team gets the W while the other gets the L, and usually no one dies, so no MOURNING is necessary. Now, I would encourage you to rewrite that statement and use the correct word while enjoying a BRAND NEW DAY!

  8. Allen Freshler

    Watched on “GT”, not the best for
    viewing but in Florida it’s the only way. Seems like too many turnovers, 14 in the first half when you trying to set the tone. Fourty 3 pointers hoisted??? Doesn’t look like the guards are distributing or driving the lanes does it? ND does the opposite, gets to the foul line much more, UConn settles for 3′s! Our vaulted outside game seems to be in Siberia. Only two players on this team put back up offensive rebounds, the rest immediatly pass it out for another 3 point miss. WHY? Dolson needs to put back offensive rebounds but she plays afried of missing or a block . This is after three years of play. Coaches, where are you, don’t you see this?
    This game was not all bad, many people got solid playing time. It was a 30 point win in the Big East but ugly in many ways.

  9. Big Al

    Sometimes, we rest on our laurels and believe if we roll a ball on the court, the rest will just happen…especially with the Uconn girls…There is no doubt in my mind that they have the talent to win it all this year…none at all. All they need is a game plan and a little leadership. Geno, has just gotten too full of himself, but is still the 2nd best women’s coach (Can’t forget Muffy) today and third best ever (can’t forget what’s her name)…
    Their “BIGS” are good enough to make it happen down low…Just make it happen Geno. You’re the coach and they deserve a chance to see the ball….make that, demand the ball. I’m no expert, but it certainly look like it contributed to the loss. Live by the 3….well you know the rest.
    Where is that drive to the hoop looking for the foul or the easy dish. (Watch the ND game if you want to see how it’s done…
    Still lots of confidence, just some tweaks needed…

  10. HarryH

    Gosh, the women lose 1 game by 1 point and play a so so game next time and everyone wants to fire everyone. I know 3 in one poll and 2 in the other is really bad but fire Geno?
    Hey anyone who reads these know I’m not a Dolson fan although she played a great game against Stanford. Dolson is a real liability and at the moment there is no other big to play. She now thinks shooting 3 pointers the moment she gets the ball and there is still 25 on the clock is great. She can’t rebound unless the ball falls in her hands and even the commentators last night comments that she can’t and doesn’t know how to box out.She keeps leaving her person unguarded under the basket so she can double up outside. Be serious Dolson and learn how to play. Your value is under the basket. Yes CD has some blame here.
    This is still a great team with some banged up players and not a lot of confidence at the moment. Things will be a lot better at the end of the year – we’ll play through this.

    1. Master Mind

      JOHN–so much for the Christmas effect?? Looks like the impact of Xmas or the Newtown Murders has worn off . No more being nice to one another.

      I’m sure the Mental Health Doctors could make a lot of these posts. Too much hate and nasty words for just basketball.

      UConn women worked their tails off.

  11. Good Golly Miss Molly

    IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE UCONN WOMEN OR GENO–DON’T WATCH.

    Not a pretty game. 40 three’s 12 made, 36 point. Gtown packed the paint–gave away the 3.
    Late in the game UConn went into the post; first with Dolson then with Stewart and it worked.

    Remember folks these kids are STUDENTs and don’t get paid and play 39 games in 5 months while attending classes and
    3 or more practices a week. Just thinking about it makes me tired.
    So if you can’t or won’t respect their efforts–you aren’t a fan. Saturday tune your TV to watch ND,Baylor,Stanford, Rutgers but dont watch UConn.

  12. Fairfield County Fan

    not sure why so many of you are even following this team and watching the games! Muat make for a miserable two hours if you hate the coaches and the players so much.I suggest you find another team to follow – unless you are just masochists!

  13. SJPUSMC

    I am having a hard time understanding the negativity. We are talking about a team ranked number 3 nationally that in my opinion had a bad defensive game against ND and lost by 1 point. You can’t expect UCONN to go undefeated every year. Perfection is something to strive for but is hard to attain.

    Georgetown was packing it in playing a very tight zone so it is understandable that they jacked up so many 3s. When they started to hit the 3s and pull away in the second half the zone loosened up and UCONN was able to more easily get the ball inside.

    I measure success based on results and you have to be unmitigated fool not to clearly understand the Geno and staff have demonstrated unprecedented success and we should be grateful they are here at UCONN and we should sit back and enjoy the ride. The team is banged up with a few injuries, especially to their post players and they just came back from a long road trip and they had a bad game against the Irish. Get

  14. HGN

    Motorhed, nobody did their business in TVD cornflakes…….I think the cornflakes was missing all together. TVD just ate all the business they left. TVD obviously on the wrong board.

  15. billnaples

    I just want to see the coaching resume of all of those who think Auriemma AND his staff should all be fired and which ever clueless commenter who suggest the AD take over the spot. 800 + career wins, 7 trophies, 5 straight final fours, average about 34 wins a year for the last EIGHTEEN YEARS! And these folks who rip Doty, Faris and others I could only wish they had to play one of them 1 on 1 and see where that gets you.

  16. Tom

    I am astounded by these comments. Aside from the stupidity expressed – people, UConn won – in a blowout. You are supposed to be fans?

  17. Terry Floyd

    Geno will pay for his coaching mistakes. In the coming years how is Geno going to recruit bigs? He has no inside game. He often plays 4 guards and 1 big. Without playing time the bigs who do come will leave. Currently Geno has 4 bigs who were ranked in the top 50 coming out of high school. When if ever have you seen a line up that included 3 bigs? Who is in charge of player development? FG % for shots inisde the paint often run 50 to 60 % and from 3 pt range 20- 30 %. We need a point guard who can drive the lane and pass to the bigs or draw fouls. Hartley is not that person, Doty should not be playing. Stop making excuses and start coaching. Set some screens for KML. Make BS stay under the basket where she can rebound missed shots. The only teams we play that have a shot are ND, Baylor, Stanford and posibly Duke. What do they have -good point guards that drive the lane. The remainder of our games where we win by 40 pts.should be used for player development.The game stats that Geno should be looking at are the ones played against ND, Baylor, Standford and Duke.

    1. JD

      Ur an idiot. WHy bother being here if you are not a fan? Why should he pay for what he done? He’s a great coach. Take a look at his overall record. Why would he be fired over a loss to ND? You are not gonna win em all. Uconn is young, so relax and take a chill pill. It’s just a game. Not a fan of the women though why bother commenting or watch? Idiot.

  18. Denise in AZ

    Wow! What’s going on in CT? We lose one game by one point and the world is coming to an end! The georgetown game was sloppy, but not boring like most UCONN blowouts. Notre Dame game was a disappointing loss, but it was close from start to finish and thus interesting to watch.

    Kelly Farris said it best in a post-game interview. She said making lots of three point shots is great, but UCONN is too dependent on them.

    The problem is that UCONN players do not seem inclined to drive to the basket. I don’t know if this has to do with the coaching or the players.

    Of course, driving to the basket will be a very bad idea when UCONN plays Baylor! If the three point shots are not falling in that game,UCONN will get blown out. I just want every game to be competitive, win or lose.

  19. RioBravo

    Anybody here notice that the currently #2 ranked team (ND) is #17 in the RPI?

    UConn is #2.

    For whatever that may signify?

  20. Mr ANTHONY ALFANO

    I sit and read some of the comments from some fans who I presume are fans and can’t believe it. blaming Gino and the coaches for errors made during a game is crazy. I think that the people who write some of these insulting letters do so in order to get attention from “real” fans who understand athletics and follow and support a team.
    yes, the first half was sloppy but it was sloppy by both teams. to me a fan is a person who supports their team in all things winning or losing. to belittle athletes by insulting their ability only shows your lack of support.
    for the Jerk who insulted Gino”s wife, I say you are a coward and lack the guts to say the same thing to Gino up close and personal.whoever controls this blog should view the letters coming in and keep people like this off the blog who seems like his only mission is to create hate and discontent.

  21. JohnD

    It’s simply astounding that since the advent of the social media some people think because they remain basically anonymous it’s OK to make unlimited vulgar and insulting comments toward anyone or anything they know absolutely nothing about except in their deranged minds.In this case the UConn players,coaching staff.Win or lose and no matter how the game was played I say “Go Huskies”.Been saying it for 25-30 years for the men and women’s teams and will continue to do so even if the day comes when they no longer are a national power.

    1. LazyGeeNo

      ANY YOU NEVER USED VULGAR LANGUAGE IN YOUR LIFE. NEITHER DID YOUR WIFE AND KIDS. NEITHER DO PRIESTS. OR JOE PA. OR JOHN WOODY.

  22. LazyGeeNo

    THERE ARE ONLY 4 GREAT TEAMS BESIDES UCONN IN WCBB. THAT IS ALL GENO GETS PAID TO COACH AGAINST. EVERYONE ON THIS BOARD IS CAPABLE OF COACHING LOADED UCONN TO WINS OVER ALL TEAMS NOT NAMED BAYLOR, ND, STANFORD, DUKE. GENO IS 1-1 AGAINST 2 OF THE ONLY 4 GREAT TEAMS BESIDES UCONN. AFTER LOSING TO BAYLOR AND ND AT LEAST 1 MORE TIME, GENO WILL HAVE A LOSING RECORD, REGARDLESS IF UCONN BEATS DUKE. STOP PRAISING GENO FOR MINDLESS COACHING AGAINST NO COMPETITION.

  23. Sticks & Stones

    They’re called button pushers folks. Move along & pay them no attention.

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