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 Elite Eight: UConn 69, Baylor 67
- UConn advances to their 13th consecutive Final Four with the win
- The Huskies trailed 55-45 with 2:00 left in the 3rd quarter before going on a 19-0 that put them up 64-55 with 6:50 to go in the game:
Play of the Day
Watch the Huskies’ top highlight from the win
Baylor’s DiJonai Carrington and a lot of folks on social media think she got fouled on this closely contested shot, but the refs didn’t see it that way and UConn is on to the Final Four. The controversial end to this game will be talked about every time these titans of women’s college basketball clash and this clip will get plenty of play in the years to come:
See which UConn player stuffed the stat sheet
Paige Bueckers came to the rescue when the Huskies were in danger of letting the Bears take control of the game. During UConn’s 19-0 run that brought them from 10 points down to 9 points up, she scored 10 points and hit multiple clutch shots to keep their momentum going. When the final whistle blew, she had amassed 28 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals while playing all 40 minutes of the contest. She was 3-for-7 from deep and looked like the superstar she was hyped up to be entering the season. Earning an honorable mention for a strong performance of her own was Christyn Williams, who racked up 21 points and 7 rebounds while also logging every minute of the game. Bueckers and Williams combined for 49 of the Huskies’ 69 points and will need to keep up their points parade if UConn is to take home national title #12.
View the best photo from the Huskies’ victory
Despite facing what Geno and Paige agreed was a “bigger, quicker, faster, stronger” Baylor team, the Huskies showed that they simply wanted the win more than the Bears. This shot of Paige Bueckers fending off Baylor’s DiJonai Carrington while fighting for a loose ball exemplifies the Huskies’ toughness and superior will to win that ultimately led to their victory in an Elite Eight battle for the ages:
Read the most memorable remark from the game
“This game was harder than winning some of the national championship games that we’ve won.”
- Geno Auriemma (on facing a very good Baylor team in the Elite Eight)
Find out who and when the Huskies play next
UConn will face Arizona in the Final Four on Friday, Apr. 2 @ 9:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN with a trip to the title game at stake. Here are all the teams that are left with more Elite Eight action on tap Tuesday:
2 Final Four spots are clinched!— Women’s Hoopz (@WomensHoopz) March 30, 2021
• #1 UConn vs #3 Arizona
• #1 South Carolina vs #6 Texas
• #1 Stanford vs #2 Louisville #NCAAW
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