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TheRoundUp 1/31: Women cruise through Cameron

Bria Hartley led the Huskies last night.
Bria Hartley led the Huskies last night.

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Inviting the Connecticut women to visit is a little like hosting the Mongol Horde: there’s a good chance your village is going to get torched. That’s the way it’s been for Duke recently. The Blue Devils went into Monday’s game having lost four straight to the Huskies, by an average margin of 32.5 points per game.

Connecticut Huskies look cohesive in beating Duke Blue Devils - ESPN
In fact, UConn this season might be an even better defensive team, at least statistically, than in Moore's four seasons. Through Monday's game, UConn is allowing opponents an average of just 45.1 points per game and holding them to 30 percent shooting from the field. The best numbers of Moore's career in that regard were in her junior season of 2009-10, when UConn's opponents averaged 46.2 points and also shot 30 percent.

UConn Women Win on Road but Aren’t There Yet -
"We think we are the best defensive team in the country," Coach Geno Auriemma said after the Huskies held the Blue Devils to their lowest output and worst shooting performance of the season. "Kids buy into that. They are not an easy team to defend. I think they are harder to defend this year than they were last year. The effort was unbelievable tonight, for sure."

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Bria Hartley led the Huskies (20-2) with 15 points and Caroline Doty added 11, making each of her three three-pointers. Dolson had 10 points, but six came in the opening minutes before foul trouble sidelined her and made way for Stokes.

UConn Faces Georgetown Wednesday -
What we have seen since Jan. 1 is plenty of adversity, and a team still looking to find a way to overcome it. Here are some sobering thoughts: The Huskies (14-6), having lost three in a row and five of seven, have dropped out of the AP Top 25 Poll, ending 28 consecutive weeks of being ranked. UConn got two points in the poll — the same as Iona.

Signing Day Is Wednesday: Will UConn's Offense Improve? - Hartford Courant
"Without getting into details, my goal — and I think our goal as a staff — was to create more competition for positions to give us a chance to create some depth where a guy would have to be on his p's and q's," said George DeLeone, UConn's offensive coordinator and line coach. "If not, we have another guy ready to go in. We did not have that luxury last year. We've got to develop more competition for positions. That's kind of been our goal since day one here. I think this recruiting class will allow us to do that."