March 6, 2011
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No. 1 UConn came away with a 59-43 victory over the Georgetown Hoyas.
There were two ties in the first three minutes of the contest
With the scored knotted at seven at the 17:20 mark in the opening frame, UConn put together a 14-3 run in a span of 7:22 to take an 11-point lead at 21-10.
UConn held Georgetown without a field goal for a span of 7:53 in the first half as UConn extended its advantage to as much as 20 points in the frame.
At the half, the Huskies held a 37-17 advantage led by 12 points from freshman Stefanie Dolson.
Georgetown opened the second half with an 11-4 run, including an 8-0 surge before Dolson hit a free throw at the 14:07 mark.
Stefanie Dolson scored six of UConn's first eight points of the second half.
UConn turned over the ball 21 times in the game as the Hoyas registered 16 points off those miscues.
Georgetown outscored the Huskies in the second half, 26-22.
Maya Moore was held to a season-low six points as she shot 2-of-12 from the floor in today's game. Her previous low in a BIG EAST Championship contest was seven, which she tallied against Pittsburgh on March 10, 2008.
UConn improves to 40-6 all-time against Georgetown and has won 25 in-a-row as well as 38 of the last 40 contests against the Hoyas.
Stefanie Dolson has registered double-figure points 13 times this season as she finished today's contest with a career-high 24 points.
Tiffany Hayes has posted double-figure points in 60 career games, including 21 this season as she finished the game with 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting.
Kelly Faris pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds for the third time in her career, while she finished with nine points and three blocked shots.
UConn improves to 30-1 on the year to mark its sixth straight season with 30 or more wins.
UConn has not lost in a BIG EAST Championship game since falling to Rutgers 55-47 in the tournament final in 2007.
UConn has not lost in its opening game of the BIG EAST Championship since its 71-56 to Boston College in 1988.