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Williams leads No. 1 UConn women to 77-32 rout of St. John's

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Williams leads No. 1 UConn females to 77-32 thrashing of St. John’s

New York City (AP) – Christyn Williams racked up 21 factors and also Paige Bueckers included 20 to aid No. 1 UConn cruise ship to a 77-32 sway St. John‘s on Wednesday evening.

UConn (17-1, 14-0 Big East) went up to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 on Monday for the very first time this period. It’s the 246th week considering that the 1994-95 period that the Huskies have actually held the leading place. They have actually been No. 1 for at the very least one week in each of the previous 9 periods. The following closest energetic touch is 2 years straight.

The Huskies had a ruthless timetable to begin February with 5 video games in 10 days, yet looked freshened after a pair day of rests.

UConn had actually been leaving to reduce begins recently, yet took command very early Wednesday, constructing an 18-6 lead after the very first quarter behind Olivia Nelson-Ododa, that had 8 factors in the opening duration. She ended up the video game with 17 factors.

The Red Tornado (6-12, 3-9) had extra turnovers – 7 – after that factors or made baskets in the quarter. They attempted to reduce the video game, functioning the shot clock down on lots of properties. That led to either hard shots to defeat the buzzer or a shot-clock offense.

UConn proceeded its warm capturing in the 2nd quarter, prolonging the result in 46-15 at the fifty percent. The Huskies fired 76% (19 of 25) from the area, consisting of striking 4 of 5 from behind the 3-point line in the very first 20 mins.

It didn’t obtain better for the Red Tornado in the 2nd fifty percent. The Huskies ended up the video game capturing 65% from the area.

St. John’s has actually shed its last 6 conferences to the Huskies, consisting of a 94-62 trouble on Feb. 3. St. John‘s was the last unranked team to beat UConn back in 2012 – nine years ago Thursday – when the Red Storm ended the Huskies’ 99-game house winning touch.

Leading marker Leilani Correa entered into the video game balancing 20.9 factors, yet she had simply 2 versus the Huskies, making one of 10 shots. The student guard had 33 factors in the Feb. 3 match.

One-of-a-kind Drake was just one of 3 gamers with 7 indicate lead the Red Tornado.

SENSATIONAL PAIGE

Bueckers likewise had 9 aids, while making 8 of her 10 shots from the area.

STAT SHEET GLUTTON

UConn’s Evina Westbrook didn’t rating, taking simply round. She did have 8 rebounds, 7 aids, 2 takes and also a block.

TIP-INS

The whole St. John’s group took a knee throughout the having fun of the nationwide anthem while the UConn gamers stood with their arms interlaced. The Red Tornado have actually been stooping prior to every video game this period. … The Huskies have actually won 226 straight video games versus unranked groups because that St. John‘s loss.

UP NEXT

UConn: At Xavier on Saturday.

St. John’s: Hosts Divine superintendence on Sunday.

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A lot more AP females’s university basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and also https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

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