Score: No. 2 UConn 94, No. 7 DePaul 67
Stars: UConn: Breanna Stewart 21 Pts, 6 Reb. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl.
Story: The old saying rings true again. You do not want to be the first team that UConn plays after a loss.
Six days after falling in triple overtime at Notre Dame, UConn opened its quest for the Big East championship with a 94-67 win over No. 7 DePaul.
It was close for maybe a minute on Sunday night in Hartford. DePaul cut UConn’s early lead to three, but then the Huskies went on an 8-0 run in the span of 47 seconds, and it was never close again.
“We played a really good basketball game,” Coach Geno Auriemma said. “It was well played by a lot of our players, individually and as a team, and, you know, coming off of a pretty emotional game last Monday, we had an opportunity to come out and play a team that, I think, is one of the harder teams to defend in our league.”
One of the many bright spots for the Huskies was freshman forward Breanna Stewart. ...