March 9, 2010
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2010 BIG EAST TournamentUConn captures its 16th BIG EAST Tournament Championship and its third straight following tonight's win over West Virginia.
UConn captured both the BIG EAST regular season and tournament titles in the same season for the third consecutive season and the 14th time in the program's history.
Kalana Greene was named the 2010 BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Performer, while Tina Charles and Maya Moore were named to the All-Tournament Team as well. West Virginia's Liz Repella and Sarah Miles as well as Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins join the three Huskies on the All-Tournament Team.
UConn has won nine straight games in the BIG EAST Conference Tournament and boast an all-time mark of 59-12 in the event.
UConn is 16-4 all-time in BIG EAST Championship games following tonight's win over West Virginia.
UConn senior Kalana Greene is the only player from either team to play in both the 2007 BIG EAST Final and the 2010 BIG EAST Final - both of which featured UConn and West Virginia.
UConn boasts an all-time mark of 108-11 all-time at the XL Center and is 18-2 all-time in BIG EAST Tournament games at the facility.
UConn is 46-4 all-time when playing as the No. 1 seed in the BIG EAST Conference Tournament and has captured a total of 13 titles when playing as the top seed.
UConn is 3-0 against West Virginia all-time in BIG EAST Tournament action.
UConn extends its NCAA-record winning streak to 72 consecutive games.
UConn is a perfect 14-0 against top-10 ranked opponents during its current 72-game winning streak.
Senior Kalana Greene played in her 151st career game tonight - surpassing Renee Montgomery's UConn record of 150 games played.
Kalana Greene's 15 points moves her into 21st place among UConn's career scoring leaders with her current total of 1,389 as she surpassed Sue Bird (1,378), Carla Berube (1,381), Jamelle Elliott (1,387) and Leigh Curl (1,388) in tonight's contest.
UConn moves to 22-1 all-time against West Virginia and has won each of the past 22 meetings.
UConn went 0-for-8 before making its first field goal at the 16:17 mark of the first half.
UConn went on a 20-4 run in a span of 8:15 midway through the first half to extend its lead to 17 points (27-10).
Maya Moore (four points) and Tina Charles (four points) combined for 3-for-17 shooting from the floor in the opening 20 minutes of play.
After Kalana Greene's jumper to open the second half, UConn was held without a point for 5:14 before going on a 30-4 run in the last 14:26 of tonight's contest.
UConn held West Virginia without a point for 11:23 in the second half before the Mountaineers scored their final field goal with 28 seconds left.
Kalana Greene opened tonight's game a perfect 7-of-7 from the floor before missing her only shot with 3:16 left in the ballgame.
UConn held West Virginia to 32 points - the lowest point total in a BIG EAST Championship title game. It also ties the fewest points scored in a tournament contest - Villanova vs. Rutgers on March 5, 2000.
The Huskies have gone 223 consecutive games without allowing an opponent to shoot more than .500 from the field. Boston College was the last opponent to post a shooting percentage more than .500, coming on March 8, 2004.
Kalana Greene's 15 points marked her 22nd game this season in double-digit scoring and the 70th of her career.
Kalana Greene's 15 points and 12 rebounds marked her ninth career double-double.
Kalana Greene's 12 rebounds marked a season-high for the senior.
Tiffany Hayes' 15 points marked her 35th career game in double-figure scoring and her 18th this season.
Maya Moore's 10 points marked her 32nd game with double-figure points this season and her 106th in 110 career games.
Tina Charles' 12 points marked her 31st game with double-figure points this season and the 115th of her career.
Tina Charles' 12 points and 10 rebounds marked her 49th career double-double and her 11th this season.
Tina Charles' 10 rebounds marked her 56th career game with double-figure rebounds and the 11th this season.
No. 1/1 UConn Post Game Notes
March 9, 2010 vs. No. 9/8 West Virginia