TheRoundUp 3/22: Moore, Dixon look to leave Gampel undefeated

UConn Seniors Maya Moore, Lorin Dixon Chase Perfection At Home - Hartford Courant
If the Huskies (33-1) defeat the Boilermakers (22-11) they will advance to the Philadelphia Regional's Sweet 16 at Temple University. It will also complete the first undefeated home career of any senior class in NCAA Division I basketball history.

The Day - One more from Gampel for Maya | News from southeastern Connecticut
Moore and fellow senior Lorin Dixon have never lost a home game -80-0 headed into tonight. That's 39-0 at Gampel Pavilion and 41-0 at the XL Center in Hartford.

Maya, UConn want perfect ending to home career - GreenwichTime
"It's definitely been my home away from home,'' Moore said. "I spend more time in Gampel then anywhere else if you take away sleeping in my room. I think it's one of the most historic gyms in the country and a lot of great players have come through here. I'll always appreciate it.''

Bus ride will be the easy part for Aztecs, who face Walker, UConn in West regional semis - The Washington Post
"I think it’s going to take a group effort," guard D.J. Gay said. "[Walker]’s a very good scorer, very good player. It’s going to take more than one guy to slow him down. I don’t know if we’re going to stop him. But just like Fredette, try to contain him.

The Day - Huskies plenty wary of San Diego State | News from southeastern Connecticut
They play sound defense - ranking seventh in the nation in scoring defense at 58.8 points - take care of the basketball (10.9 turnovers per game) and rebound well (a plus-6.9 rebounding margin).

Plenty more after the jump.

ESPN's March Madness Brackets, 5.9 Million Strong, Favor UConn To Reach Elite Eight - Hartford Courant
If you picked the University of Connecticut to advance to the West Regional final in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, you're with a crowd of 3.5 million people who filled out ESPN brackets predicting that UConn would reach the Elite 8.

Boilers face tough task against No. 1 UConn - Purdue Exponent: Sports: women's basketball, basketball, uconn, ncaa, daniel thompson
Tonight, the Boilermaker women's basketball team will face its toughest test in recent memory when it takes on the No. 1 Connecticut Huskies.

Urging UConn Fans To Show Drey Mingo Their Admiration - UConn Women's Basketball, Connecticut Sun & WNBA Blog
In late November, doctors thought Mingo would not survive a sudden and dangerous onset of bacterial meningitis, strep and mononucleosis that caused her to fall into a coma. ... Finally, Mingo awoke, but was unable to hear. Remarkably, she missed only four games and is currently second on the team in scoring (12.1) and first in rebounding (5.9)

Freshmen, Buck Give UConn Women Added Depth | NBC Connecticut
There's another name to add to the list of contributing freshman: Michala Johnson, who came off the bench early in the second half against Hartford, played 14 minutes, scored five points and grabbed five rebounds.

UConn women's notebook: Hartley, Dolson cool in NCAA debuts - StamfordAdvocate
The goal for UConn seniors Maya Moore and Lorin Dixon is to earn five more wins in the NCAA tournament before their college careers are over. In the interim, they can take some satisfaction in being the winningest senior class in team history, with 147 victories in 150 games.

John Nash column: Moore or less, she's been the best - Norwalk News - The Hour - Norwalk's Newspaper
Usually, when talk of UConn's best comes up it comes down to two -- Taurasi and Moore.

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