Final: No. 2 UConn 91, No. 14 Purdue 57

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Tournament MVP Breanna Stewart had 17 points (6-of-8 FG), four rebounds, four assists and three blocks to lead the Huskies to the championship of the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Former UConn All-American Maya Moore (2007) and Notre Dame senior All-American Skylar Diggins (2009) are the only other freshmen to be named MVP in the 13 years of the event.

UConn shot 56.7 percent from the field and scored 39 points off of 25 turnovers by Purdue (5-1).

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 points (5-of-8 FG), four rebounds and two assists for the Huskies (5-0). Bria Hartley had 12 points (5-of-7 FG). Stefanie Dolson finished with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Kelly Faris totaled nine points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals for UConn.

The Huskies have won 49 straight games at in-season tournaments dating back to a 57-37 loss to Vanderbilt at the Hilton Head Super Shootout Dec. 29, 1992.

Courtney Moses led Purdue with a game-high 24 points (6-of-8 3-pointers). The Boilermakers were 13-of-22 from 3-point range, 6-of-29 from inside the arc.

Rich

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  1. Mark Butler says:

    I thought SNY was going to televise pre game shows and the post game presser. Guess I was misled by all the hoopla.

    SNY should get rid of Megan Culmo. Too much of a homer and chatty Kathy.

    It was obvious to everyone but the paid refs that Banks clobbered the Purdue player. Banks not only whacked her with her forearm, there was body contact from shoulder to knees.

    But yet Megan Culmo goes on and on about what a great block it was, even while SNY is showing the replay 3 times.

  2. Dr Doktor says:

    Breanna Stewart has shown an occassional foot drop (aka foot drag). This is sometimes exhibited by persons with pinched nerves in their lumbar spine. There is no way the training staff and team doctor can miss this.