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UConn Women team wins game by 88 pts: 140-52
« on: March 17, 2018, 05:30:19 PM »

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Re: UConn Women team wins game by 88 pts: 140-52
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Scores like that do not help the cause or course of women basketball.

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If you are a top girls HS basketball player going to UCONN is like making it to the NBA. Geno Auriemma has no equal when it comes to that and hasn't for a very very long time. I can't think of any other team in any sport that has this insane advantage.
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Re: UConn Women team wins game by 88 pts: 140-52
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That makes the sport seem less serious

Re: UConn Women team wins game by 88 pts: 140-52
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Scores like that do not help the cause or course of women basketball.


If they are that good, then why not flaunt it? Other schools should get their act together and offer up some legitimate competition.

Re: UConn Women team wins game by 88 pts: 140-52
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Correct me if wrong, but don't coaches have the ability to forfeit a game? Is this just bad coaching by the losing teams coach to not forfeit? What's the point of the forfeiture existing

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I think Geno’s still upset losing to SC last year.

Re: UConn Women team wins game by 88 pts: 140-52
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2018, 11:16:40 AM »

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I'd hope to see a bit more than ESPN level commentary on here. 

UConn didn't run up the score.  They scored 55 points in the 1st quarter and 94 points in the 1st half.  They only scored 46 points total in the 2nd half.  The main reason the point margin was so large is their opponent, St Francis, plays up tempo and also shot a record 57 3-point attempts while only making 10 of them.    Also, UConn applied their press in the 1st quarter.  Turnovers and long rebounds led to a lot fast breaks.  UConn had a 96-10 points in the paint margin. 

UConn gets some good recruits but they don't dominate women's recruiting.  They don't have a bunch of star players on their bench.  They are generally only playing 6 players in non-garbage time this year.  They do have 4 players in the top 25 Wooden candidates but two of them were not top recruits.  Geno does a great job of recruiting and developing players for his system.  Having your best players for 4 years is a big advantage over the men's game. 

Relatively speaking, the UConn women are GSW but with good bigs.  They play a very enjoyable style.  Lots of ball and player movement, good outside shooting and good post play plus a good active defense.  They are definitely not hurting women's basketball.  UConn is the main reason women's basketball gets any coverage. 

Although they are the best team, UConn should be challenged in the tournament this year.  They'll probably face South Carolina in the Elite 8, possibly Texas (who only lost by 4 to UConn in the regular season) in the semis and possibly Notre Dame who usually plays UConn tough in the finals.