The UConn women’s basketball team will meet fourth-seeded Maryland in the NCAA Bridgeport regional semifinals Saturday at Webster Bank Arena (2:30 p.m.; ESPN). The top-seeded Huskies are 7-1 all-time at the venue during the NCAA tournament. Below is a look at the previous games.
UConn 83, Prairie View A&M 47 (4,563): Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had a game-high 21 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes to lead the Huskies. Her point total tied the UConn record for a player in their NCAA tournament debut. Jamelle Elliott also had 21 against Louisville in 1993. Bria Hartley added 18 points (4-of-6 3-pointers), five rebounds and three assists for UConn, who finished the Lady Panthers with a 22-3 run that opened a 72-39 lead with 9:04 remaining in the game.
UConn 72, Kansas State 26 (4,372): Hartley had 16 points, three assists and three steals and the Huskies set an NCAA tournament record for fewest points allowed. They held Kansas State to 17.5 percent shooting from the field (12.9 percent in the first half) and allowed 10 points in the first half, which represented the second lowest total in NCAA tournament history. Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 points for UConn, while Kiah Stokes had a season-high 13 points (5-of-6 FG), nine rebounds and three blocks.
UConn 89, Cornell 47 (6,556): Maya Moore finished with a game-high 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Huskies. Charde Houston added 14 points, three rebounds and four assists, while Brittany Hunter, who drew the start in place of Tina Charles, had 11 points and three rebounds. Eight players had at least seven points for UConn, who shot 54.3 percent from the field and scored 33 points off of 24 turnovers.
UConn 89, Texas 55 (6,834): Moore scored 16 of her game-high 24 points in a span of 7:53 of the first half and added 12 rebounds and three blocks to lead the Huskies, who shot 60.0 percent from the field. Renee Montgomery added 17 points (3-of-5 3-pointers), five rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Tina Charles had 15 points and seven rebounds. UConn opened the game with a 13-2 run and led by as many as 46 in the second half. The Longhorns suffered their worst loss in 53 NCAA tournament games all-time.
UConn 77, Georgia 75 (9,091): Barbara Turner had a career-high 31 points and nine rebounds in 38 minutes, and she also made a game-winning a 3-pointer fading away from the basket with two Georgia players in her face with 1.8 seconds left. A desperation 3-pointer by Tasha Humphrey from 70-feet hit the front of the rim at the buzzer. Montgomery and Ann Strother (five rebounds) each added 13 points for the Huskies, who extended their NCAA tournament winning streak in Connecticut to 29 games. UConn twice trailed by as many as 15 in the first half.
Duke 63, UConn 61, OT (9,091): Turner led the Huskies with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Willnett Crockett (eight rebounds) and Montgomery each added 15 points. But Charde Houston’s potential game-tying baseline jumper rimmed out in the final seconds. The Blue Devils won the game despite shooting a season-low 29.0 percent from the field and registering a season-low in points. Mel Thomas sent the game into overtime with a pull-up jumper in the lane with 20.9 seconds left. But in overtime, two free throws by Allison Bales (15 points, 13 rebounds, eight blocks) and four by Monique Currie staked Duke to a 63-58 lead with 2:41 left.
UConn 91, Pennsylvania 55 (9,091): Diana Taurasi had 18 points, five rebounds and nine assists and became UConn’s career NCAA tournament scoring leader. Jessica Moore added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies, who shot 54.2 percent from the field. The Huskies led 51-23 at halftime and committed only eight turnovers in the game.
UConn 79, Auburn 53 (9,091): Taurasi led the Huskies with 17 points (5-of-9 3-pointers) and seven assists. With 345 career points in the NCAA tournament, she moved up to second all-time. Ann Strother added 16 points, five rebounds and four assists for UConn, while Turner had 13 points, six rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks. The Huskies scored the first 10 points of the second half as part of a 30-4 run to open a 72-42 lead. UConn held Auburn without a field goal for the first 16:11 of the half.