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Regional Final Notes

March 29, 2011

2011 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball East Regional Final Notes
Liacouras Center- Temple University- Philadelphia, Pa.
March 29, 2011

#1 Seed University of Connecticut Huskies vs. #2 Seed Duke University Blue Devils

  • UConn reaches their fourth-straight Final Four, 12th in program history. The Huskies will face the University of Notre Dame, who defeated Tennessee by a score of 73-59, on Sunday (4/3) in Indianapolis.
  • The Huskies have beaten UND three times this season (11 pt average), most recently in the Big East Championship game (73-64) on March 8, 2011.
  • Philly love: UConn head coach Geno Auriemma (Norristown, PA native) will face Notre Dame's Muffett McGraw (Pottsville, PA native) in the Final Four.
  • Coach McGraw was a four-year starter at St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia), where UConn's Coach Auriemma's son Mike Auriemma played basketball.
  • UConn's Maya Moore becomes only the seventh women's player to EVER hit 3,000 career points in NCAA Division I after scoring 28 points tonight. She becomes the first player to reach this milestone since Missouri State's Jackie Stiles did in 2001.
  • Four UConn starters scored in double figures - Moore (28), Hartley (14), Dolson (12) and Hayes (11). Jasmine Thomas led all Duke scorers with 17 points.
  • All-American face-off tonight: 4x winner UConn's Maya Moore (only the second player ever to earn the honor all four years), 2x Duke's Jasmine Thomas
  • At halftime tonight, UConn led 30-20 as compared to the last time the two teams met whereas Duke trailed by 26 (41-15).
  • In their last meeting (1-31-11), UConn held Duke's Karima Christmas to just five points and seven rebounds, while UConn's Maya Moore notched 29 points and nine boards.
  • UConn improves to 7-3 against Duke, having won the last four-straight meetings.
  • The Big East leads the ACC overall this season 14-6 (including post-season contests)
  • NCAA East All-Region Team: tonight Duke's Jasmine Thomas and Christmas were named to the All-Region team, while UConn's Hartley, Dixon and Moore made the cut.
  • Jasmine Thomas led all Duke scorers with 17 points.
  • Duke finishes the season 2-2 vs. Big East opponents.
  • Duke's 20 second-half points is their lowest second-stanza output this season.
  • Duke goes to 4-5 in Elite Eight games in program history.