UConn won the 20th Big East Championship on Monday, beating Villanova 70-40. This is Husky’s nine consecutive conference titles, seven of which are members of the American Athletic Conference.
It was a rematch of No. 6 U Conn after Villanova and a bit of revenge. The team’s meeting has finished winning streak Of 169 games in early February. The game was completely different and UConn dominated from start to finish.
“I think we all knew before the match that it would be a completely different match from our first match in the locker room,” said Ebina Westbrook.
The UConn bench scored 28 points against Villanova’s 6. They also beat Wildcats 38-16 in Paint, with 22 points off turnover against just 10 in Villanova.
Husky’s defenses were fully demonstrated, Villanova scored only eight points in the second and third quarters, and one player, Maddy Siegrist, scored double digits. She scored 16 points and Brianna Herlihy scored 8 points and 5 rebounds.
“We are very efficient in defense, and that’s what we hold ourselves,” said Ariya Edwards. “The ability to switch from 1 to 5 is very influential and shows how aggressive we can be against defense. This also leads to being aggressive against attacks. increase.”
Westbrook led all scorers with 13 points. Edwards scored 12 points and 6 rebounds, while Olivia Odda Nelson scored 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Second-year guard Paige Bueckers continued to recover from his knee injury, with only two points, one rebound and one assist in eight minutes.
“She has a lot to do. She has good days and bad days,” Auriemma said after the Boukers match. “My important thing is, yeah, to get her in shape. She has to worry about it right now. She hasn’t been in that mode for three months, or in her current state. It will be the best job in the next 10 or 11 days. “