Huskies Cap Undefeated Season With Fourth-Straight National Championship
Morgan Tuck scores 21 points
Morgan Tuck scores 22 points and Breanna Stewart adds 21
Breanna Stewart records a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
Six players recorded double digits in win over the Colonials.
National Championship: UConn vs. Syracuse April 5, 2016
UConn vs Syracuse National Championship (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Oregon State NCAA Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
Tuck and Stewart lead UConn Back to the Title Game
• 2016 WBCA All-American
• 2016 Associated Press Second Team All-American
• 2016 American Athletic Conference First Team
• 2016 All-NCAA Tournament Team
• 2016 All-Bridgeport Regional Team
• 2015 American Athletic Conference First Team
• 2015 All-NCAA Tournament Team
• 2015 All-Albany Regional Team
• 2015 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American
• 2015 American Championship All-Tournament Team
AT FIRST GLANCE
Slowed by injury during her freshman year and was forced to miss all but eight games of the 2013-14 campaign due to knee surgery. Was granted a medical redshirt following her sophomore year and put the injuries behind her with a standout redshirt-sophomore campaign in 2014-15 ... Earned mention as an All-American by the WBCA and was a second-team All-America selection by the Associated Press following the 2015-16 season ... Played in all but five games during her final year at UConn and finished her career in 34th on UConn's all-time scoring list with 1,298 career points ... A two-time selection to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team, the Bolingbrook, Ill. native led the league and finished fifth nationally with a 59.6 percent field goal shooting effort during her junior year ... Saved some of the best play of her career for when it mattered most as she earned a spot on the All-Albany Regional and All-NCAA Tournament teams in 2015 and garnered All-Bridgeport Regional and All-NCAA Tournament team status during UConn's run to its fourth-straight national championship in 2016. Averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 56.8 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from long-range during the Huskies' six NCAA Tournament games in 2016.
Saw action on 33 games and earned 32 starts for the Huskies during her final season in Storrs ... Finished second on the team at 13.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest ... One of four Huskies to accumulate at least 100 assists, Tuck finished the season with 114 assists against only 53 turnovers ... One of six Huskies to shoot better than 50 percent from the floor, she finished season at 51.6 percent from the field and was a solid 78.8 percent from the free throw line ... Scored in double in each of her last 10 games with the Huskies, including all nine of UConn's postseason contests ... Scored at least 19 points in the last five games of her career, including a season-high tying 22 in the NCAA regional final win over Texas on March 28 ... She was 9-14 from the floor and also dished-out six assists against the Longhorns ... Followed that up with 21 points on 8-13 shooting in the national semifinal win over Oregon State. Tuck buried a career-high four 3-point field goals on April 3 against the Beavers ... Posted her second double-double of the season, with 22 points and 12 rebounds, in the January 10 win at No. 22/18 USF. She also dished-out four assists and did not commit a single turnover in 37-minutes of action against the Bulls ... Scored in double-figures 25 times in 33 games.
Played in all 39 games for the Huskies and earned a starting assignment in the last 37 contests ... Third on the team at 14.4 points per game and was third at 5.5 rebounds per contest ... Led the squad (among qualifiers) with a 59.6 percent shooting effort from the floor and made 75.0 percent of her attempts from the charity stripe ... Third on the team with 115 assists and her 79 offensive rebounds was the second-highest total on the squad ... Scored in double-figures 34 times, including each of the last 10 games ... Entered the season without a 20-point scoring performance in 43 career games but netted at least 20 seven times in 2014-15 ... Enjoyed a solid start to the season but had a true breakout performance in UConn's win at No. 2/1 Notre Dame on December 6. Tuck scored a then career-high 25 points on 12-19 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and three assists in a big road win for the Huskies ... Earned one of her two American Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors following that performance in South Bend, Ind. ... Recorded the first double-double of her career with a 17-point, 10-rebound effort in UConn's win against USF during the American Conference Championship Final at Mohegan Sun Arena on March 9 ... Continued her outstanding play in the NCAA Tournament and led UConn in scoring at 19.2 points per game while shooting 60.8 percent from the field and 42.9 percent (6-14) from long-range. Also dished-out 27 assists, which trailed only Moriah Jefferson during NCAA Tournament action ... One of her finest performances of the season came in the Huskies' national semifinal victory over No. 4/3 Maryland on April 5. Tuck scored 24 points on 10-16 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in 38-minutes of action.
Was forced to miss all but eight games due to knee injuries ... Averaged 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 49.0 percent from the floor in 14.5 minutes per contest ... Scored 19 points on 8-10 shooting in the win over Houston on January 7. The game against the Cougars turned out to be Tuck's final game of the 2013-14 season ... Recorded 11 points in only 18-minutes of action against Stanford on November 11 and notched 12 points in 20-minutes in the win over Cal in New York City on December 22.
Fought through a left knee injury for most of the season but still managed to see time in 35 games while earning starts in each of the last two regular-season contests ... Averaged 6.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game ... Scored in double-figures eight times and hauled in at least five rebounds 11 times ... Shot .454 percent from the floor and displayed her versatility by nailing 13 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc ... Pulled down the fifth-most offensive rebounds on the team ... Scored a career-best 18 points and was 6-11 from the field in the Huskies' NCAA First Round victory over Idaho (March 23) ... Added 11 points on 5-10 shooting in the Second Round win against Vanderbilt two days later ... Averaged five points and seven rebounds in UConn's final two games. Also dished-out two assists and committed only one turnover in the National Semifinal victory over No. 2/2 Notre Dame (April 7) ... Scored 16 points and was 7-10 from the floor in UConn's first Paradise Jam victory over Wake Forest (Nov. 22) ... Tuck also scored 15 points and was 5-7 from the field in 26 minutes of action during the 65-45 victory at Rutgers (Feb. 16) ... Led the team in rebounding twice and in steals three times.
2011-12 McDonald's, Parade Magazine, USA Today and WBCA All-American ... Honored as the Gatorade Illinois Player of the Year and as a MaxPreps All-American in 2012 ... Helped Team USA win gold at the 2011 U19 World Championship ... Member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 8-0 record in the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship; started five games and averaged 7.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in fewer than 18 minutes a game en route to helping the US win gold ... USA Today All-USA second team (2010) and third team (2011) ... Attended Bolingbrook High School (Ill.), where in four varsity seasons, she compiled 2,342 points, 948 rebounds and 167 assists and a 110-9 overall record ... Averaged 27.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.4 assists per game during the 2011-12 season, which saw Bolingbrook post a 27-2 overall record. The three-time defending state champions fell in the playoffs in quadruple overtime to the eventual state champion, Young High School ... As a junior in 2010-11, averaged 20.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 62.4 percent from the field and 75.7 percent from the free throw line as Bolingbrook posted a 29-2 record, its third straight Illinois Class 4A state title and a final No. 2 ranking in the USA Today Super 25 ... During her sophomore season of 2009-10, Tuck started in all 30 games played and averaged 18.2 points and 7.5 rebounds to help her team to a 29-1 record, the Illinois Class 4A state title and a No. 5 final ranking in the USA Today Super 25 ... As a freshman in 2008-09, started in 26 of 29 games played and averaged 18.7 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game to help Bolingbrook to a 25-4 record, a 4A state title and a No. 5 final ranking in the USA Today Super 25.
USA BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE
2013 U19 World Championship (Gold Medal)
2012 U18 National Team (Gold Medal)
2011 U19 National Team (Gold Medal)
2010 U17 National Team (Gold Medal)
Born April 30, 1994 in Grand Rapids, Mich. ... Daughter of Lydia and David Tuck, who played basketball at Ferris State University ... Sister, Taylor, plays at the University of Illinois ... A business major.
|CAREER HIGHS (through April 5, 2016)
|Points||26||vs. St. Francis (NY) (March 21, 2015)|
|Field Goals Made||12||Twice|
|Field Goals Attempted||19||at Notre Dame (December 6, 2014)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||4||vs. Oregon State (April 3, 2016)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||8||vs. Oregon State (April 3, 2016)|
|Free Throws Made||9||vs. Notre Dame (December 5, 2015)|
|Free Throws Attempted||13||vs. Notre Dame (December 5, 2015)|
|Rebounds||12||at USF (January 10, 2016)|
|Steals||5||at Oregon (December 31, 2012)|