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    No. 1/1 Women's Basketball Cruises to an 80-61 Victory Over Georgetown

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    Feb. 14, 2009

    Box Score

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 31, 2009) - The No. 1/1 University of Connecticut women's basketball team used a game changing 21-5 run to end the first half to help the Huskies take a commanding 80-61 victory over Georgetown in BIG EAST Conference action on Saturday afternoon.

    The Huskies improve to 7-0 in the conference and stay undefeated on the year with a 21-0 overall record. UConn has now opened BIG EAST play a perfect 7-0 for the fifth straight season. Georgetown falls to 3-5 in the conference and 13-8 on the year. Renee Montgomery (St. Albans, W. Va.) finished the afternoon with seven assists to move her past Pam Webber into fourth place on the UConn career assist list with her current total of 549. Her 14 points moved her past Shea Ralph into eighth place on the UConn career scoring list as her tally improves to 1,690.

    Despite beginning the game with three quick turnovers and not connecting on a field goal until nearly three minutes in, the Huskies took a 15-point lead at the break after shooting .600 (15-of-25) from the floor, including 5-of-11 from three-point land.

    Both teams had equal opportunities in the first half as the lead changed nine times in the first 13 minutes of the contest before the Huskies took control of the game.

    Freshman Tiffany Hayes (Lakeland, Fla.), who netted a career-high 23 points on Monday night against Louisville, continued to stay hot behind the arc, shooting 3-of-4 in the first half for 10 points. She finished the game with 14.

    The Huskies forced 15 turnovers from the Hoyas in the first half, while turning a one-point deficit with seven minutes to go in the half into a 15-point advantage with a 13-2 run over the final 2:37 of the opening frame.

    UConn opened the second half by out-scoring Georgetown 25-3 over the opening 8:57 en route to a 32-point lead, their largest lead of the game. The Huskies finished the game shooting .466 (27-of-58) from the field while holding the Hoyas to a .412 (21-of-51) showing.

     

     

    The Huskies had five players register double-figure points for the 10th time in 21 games this season. Montgomery's efforts marked her 19th game this season with double-figure points and the 92nd of her career.

    Maya Moore's (Lawrenceville, Ga.) 14 points marked her 22nd consecutive game with double-figure points and her 57th in 59 career games.

    Junior Tina Charles (Jamaica, N.Y.) started the game with a 6-of-6 showing from the floor before her first miss of the contest six minutes into the second frame. She finished the afternoon with 17 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots, while she picked up her sixth straight game with double-figure points and her 18th this season.

    Kalana Greene's (Saint Stephen, S.C.) 10 points marked her eighth game with double-figure points this season and the 38th of her career.

    Today's game marked the 800th in the career of UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, who, after today's win over Georgetown, boasts a record of 679-122. Auriemma holds the top winning percentage of any active coach in NCAA Division I women's basketball.

    After today's victory, UConn extends its winning streak against non-ranked opponents to 105 consecutive games, while improving its all-time series record with Georgetown to 40-6. The Huskies moves to 216-83 all-time in the month of January and now have won each of their last 23 games played during the first month of the year.

    UConn heads back to the XL Center in Hartford for the first of two meetings with BIG EAST opponent Rutgers on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in an 8:00 p.m. tip that will be televised nationally on CBS College Sports.

    Postgame Notes

    - Today's game marked the 800th in the career of UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, who boasts a record of 678-122 over that span - the best active winning percentage of any coach in NCAA Division I women's basketball.

    - UConn moves to 21-0 to open a season for the second consecutive season - equaling its best start since 2002-03 when it opened a perfect 31-0.

    - UConn now leads the all-time series with Georgetown 39-6 and has won each of the last 22 meetings between the programs.

    - UConn has now won 122 of its last 130 games against BIG EAST opponents in the regular season.

    - UConn extends its winning streak against non-ranked opponents to 105 consecutive games.

    - UConn opens BIG EAST play a perfect 7-0 for the fifth straight season.

    - UConn moves to 216-83 all-time in the month of January and has won each of its last 23 games played during the first month of the year.

    - UConn has posted a record of 83-9 over its last 92 road games, following today's win at Georgetown.

    - UConn is 240-3 in its last 243 games against ranked opponents dating back to Jan. 31, 1999.

    - UConn is 214-11 all-time when playing as the nation's No. 1 ranked team in the Associated Press poll.

    - UConn extends its regular-season winning streak to 29 consecutive games following today's win over Georgetown.

    - Connecticut has won each of its last 56 BIG EAST regular season games against opponents other than Rutgers.

    - UConn is a perfect 10-0 when playing during the day this season.

    - Tina Charles' two blocks took over sole possession of third place on the UConn career block list with her current total of 183.

    - Renee Montgomery's seven assists moved her past Pam Webber into fourth place on the UConn career assist list with her current total of 549.

    - UConn took its largest lead of the first half at 45-30 by putting together a 13-2 run over the final 2:37 of the opening half.

    - Renee Montgomery's 14 points moved her past Shea Ralph into eighth place on the UConn career scoring list with her current total of 1,690.

    - Tiffany Hayes' 14 points marked her third straight game with double-figure points and her ninth this season.

    - Tina Charles' 17 points marked her sixth straight game with double-figure points and her 18th this season.

    - UConn opened the second half by out-scoring Georgetown 25-3 over the opening 8:57.

    - Maya Moore's 14 points marked her 22nd consecutive game with double-figure points and her 57th in 59 career games.

    - Renee Montgomery's 14 points marked her 19th game this season with double-figure points and the 92nd of her career.

    - Renee Montgomery's one 3-point field goal moves her into a tie for third place overall on the UConn career 3-point list with her current total of 207 - matching Jen Rizzotti and Sue Bird.

    - Kalana Greene's 10 points marked her eighth game with double-figure points this season and the 38th of her career.

    - UConn had five players register double-figure points for the 10th time in 21 games this season.