There was never any doubt. Geno Auriemma's UConn Huskies stormed into Columbus and leave town with a well-earned victory, 100-56.
The game was kind of close midway through the first quarter. Also yes, we're playing in quarters now, get used to it. After jumping out to a 14-4 lead, the Huskies let Ohio State close in with nine unanswered points, but by the end of the first they led 25-14. The rout was on.
By the end of the first half, the Huskies had doubled up Ohio State, going into the break at 50-24. There was little disturbance across the remainder of the game except for a seemingly misplaced, and weirdly lengthy, discussion on the college football playoff featuring Joey Galloway.
All five Husky starters finished in double-digit scoring, led by Breanna Stewart, who had 24 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Fellow senior Moriah Jefferson scored 21 points and was her usual terrifying self both on defense and in the transition offense.
Morgan Tuck and Gabby Williams both finished with nine rebounds, with Tuck scoring 15 and Williams adding 10. Freshman Napheesa Collier scored 9 points in her Husky debut.
The Huskies will be back in action one week from today at the XL Center when they host Kansas State at 7pm. The game will be televised on SNY.