The UConn men played their first Big East game Wednesday, a 60-57 victory over USF. The women's conference schedule doesn't begin until Jan. 4. On Thursday night, they played their final non-conference warm-up in preparation for the most grueling part of their season.
Fairfield came to Gampel to face the Huskies and it went about as you might expect. UConn won going away, 93-40, and led by 29 at halftime. Senior Tiffany Hayes led the Huskies with 23 points and UConn had five players in double-figures. Starting forward Kelly Faris didn't score but she was good for nine rebounds and eight assists.
Sophomore center Stefanie Dolson added 22 points on 11 of 13 shooting, which is exactly the performance she needed heading into Big East play.
"She's been struggling a little bit," coach Geno Auriemma said according to the Associated Press. "She's a pretty prideful kid and she wants to be really good. And I think she sees it as `Well, I did this last year so this year I'm supposed to d...