March 7, 2011
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No. 1 UConn Huskies downed No. 4 Rutgers 75-51 in the BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals.
After Rutgers jumped out by three 29 seconds into the contest, UConn put together a 9-0 run to take a six-point lead.
After scoring just six points in the BIG EAST Quarterfinal match-up against Georgetown on Sunday, Maya Moore came out of the gates tallying seven points in the first four minutes of tonight's contest. Moore finished with 22 points on the night after her 17-point first-half performance.
UConn went into the break with a 39-10 advantage, its largest lead of the first frame.
The Huskies extended its lead to as much as 29 in the second half at the 6:44 mark as Michala Johnson hit a free throw to make the score 62-33.
UConn had three players register double-figures in the game as Maya Moore scored 22, Kelly Faris tallied 19 and Stefanie Dolson netted 12.
Stefanie Dolson recorded her 14th game this season in double-figures.
Kelly Faris' 19 points marked her eighth game this season in double figures.
Kelly Faris' 19 points marked a career-high in postseason play for the sophomore.
Maya Moore has registered double-figure points in 143 of 148 career games.
Tonight's 22-point effort marked Maya Moore's 31st game this season in double figures.
Maya Moore has now recorded 20 or more points in 72 career games.
UConn is now 48-4 in BIG EAST Championship play as a No. 1 seed.
UConn leads the series with Rutgers 6-1 in BIG EAST Tournament games after tonight's victory. Tonight was the second semifinal meeting for the programs as UConn has now won both.
UConn has outscored its opponents 60-36 in the paint during BIG EAST Championship play this season.
UConn held Rutgers to just six points in the paint in the second half of play.