March 21, 2010
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2010 NCAA Tournament
No. 1 seed Connecticut Postgame Notes
March 21, 2010 vs. No. 16 seed Southern University
- UConn advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament where it will face either No. 8 seed Temple or No. 9 seed James Madison on Tuesday, March 23 in Norfolk, Va. Tip time is TBA and it will be televised live on either ESPN or ESPN2.
- UConn extends its current NCAA-record winning streak to 73 consecutive games following today's NCAA opening-round win over Southern University (La.).
- Southern's 10 points in the second half ties for the NCAA record of fewest points scored in any half during the NCAA First and Second Rounds - LIU registered 10 points against UConn in NCAA First Round action on March 17, 2001.
- Southern's 10 points in the second half marked the fewest UConn has allowed in any half this season
- UConn allowed just 12 points in the first half against both Villanova (1/23) and Seton Hall (1/2).
- Southern's 10 points in the second half marked the fewest UConn has allowed in any half since holding South Florida to 10 points in the first half back on March 8, 2009.
- UConn is playing its opening round NCAA Tournament games outside the state of Connecticut for only the second time in the program's history and the first time since 2006.
- UConn improves to 18-2 all-time in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
- UConn improves to 56-11 all-time when earning an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
- UConn head coach Geno Auriemma moved past Duke's Mike Krzyewski into sole possession of second place on the all-time NCAA Tournament victory list (men's or women's).
- UConn moves to 54-7 all-time when earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
- UConn has won 26 of its last 28 NCAA Tournament games in which it was a No. 1 seed.
- UConn is 47-5 in NCAA Tournament action since 2000.
- UConn and Southern University (La.) met for the first time in the sport of women's basketball when they squared off in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
- UConn's 2010 Senior Class boasts an all-time mark of 141-6 during their tenure in Storrs.
- UConn improves to 266-11 when playing as the nation's No. 1 ranked team.
- UConn has won 135 consecutive games against non-ranked opponents following today's win over Southern University (La.).
- UConn used a 15-2 run in a span of 4:50 to take a demanding 15-4 lead in the first half of today's contest.
- All eight Huskies who saw time in the first half scored to give UConn a 52-29 lead at intermission.
- UConn shot 23 free throws in the first half - by far its most in any half this season.
- UConn posted an assist on 12 of its 14 field goals in the first half.
- UConn opened the second half with a 21-2 run in the first 6:35 of the frame.
- UConn held Southern with a field goal in the second half until the 13:25 mark.
- UConn held Southern to just a single field goal in the second half for the first 10:10 of the period.
- Southern finished with a total of four field goals in the entire second half.
- UConn posted 27 assists on 32 total field goals.
- Tina Charles made her first nine field goal attempts without a miss and finished the contest 9-of-10 from the field.
- Maya Moore's four three-pointers in today's contest moves her ahead of Mel Thomas into fifth place among all-time 3-point leaders with her current tally of 227 made three-pointers.
- Kalana Greene's 10 points moves her into 20th place among UConn's career scoring leaders with her current total of 1,405 as she surpassed Tamika Williams (1,402) in today's contest.
- The Huskies have gone 224 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 10 points marked her 23rd game this season in double-digit scoring and the 71st of her career.
- Maya Moore's 21 points marked her 33rd game with double-figure points this season and her 107th
in 111 career games.
- Maya Moore's 21 points marked her 18th straight game with double-figure points and her 11th in 12 career NCAA Tournament games.
- Maya Moore finished the game two assists and two rebounds shy of posting the second triple-double in UConn history.
- Tina Charles 22 points marked her sixth straight game with double-figure points and her 32nd this season.
- Tina Charles' 22 points and 11 rebounds marked her 50th career double-double and her 12th this season.