Welcome to Highlights, an abbreviated version of The Fast Break that quickly reviews what went on during UConn’s biggest wins so you can catch up on the Huskies without the need to carve out time in your calendar. We hope you enjoy this edition of Highlights and look forward to celebrating another UConn victory with you again soon!
Final Score & More
Review the game’s end result along with a tasty tidbit or two
NCAA Tournament First Round: UConn 102, High Point 59
- The Huskies shot 59.2% from the field and held the Panthers to 32.8%
- Holly Rowe helped make Paige Bueckers’ dream come true:
Play of the Day
Watch the Huskies’ top highlight from the win
The Huskies won by a whopping 43 points and dominated every facet of the game, making it hard to pick just one Play of the Day. Instead, here’s a compilation of all the top plays from their first-round beatdown of the Panthers:
See which UConn player stuffed the stat sheet
There were a few Huskies deserving of this honor, but it’s hard to say another UConn player positively impacted the game more than Paige Bueckers. In 36 minutes of play, she amassed 24 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks while committing just 2 turnovers and 1 foul. Honorable mention goes to Aaliyah Edwards, who racked up a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
View the best photo from the Huskies’ victory
Chris Dailey improves to 11-0 as interim head coach after orchestrating the victory:
Read the most memorable remark from the game
“Her pull-up reminds me a lot of Sue Bird. Like, when Sue Bird took a pull-up, I thought it was automatic. She never missed and I think the same thing with Paige. It’s just automatic with her.”
- Chris Dailey (on Paige Bueckers)
Find out who and when the Huskies play next
UConn will face No. 8 seed Syracuse on Tuesday, Mar. 23 @ 9 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN with a trip to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen on the line. Judging by this statement, the Orange aren’t at risk of being overprepared for the Huskies:
Syracuse’s Tiana Mangakahia on point guard matchup with Bueckers: “To be honest I haven’t watched much film of them ... I haven’t watched much of her. But I just know she can shoot the ball really well, and she looks like a really clutch player.”— Shawn McFarland (@McFarland_Shawn) March 22, 2021
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