Final Four …. here come the Huskies!
East Region MVP Maya Moore scored 25 points, Renee Montgomery added 22, Tina Charles had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Kalana Greene came through with 10 points as UConn advanced to its second straight Final Four — and its 10th overall — with an 83-64 victory over Arizona State at the Sovereign Bank Arena Tuesday night.
The Final Four is now all set. Louisville and Oklahoma will play in the first game at 7 p.m. Sunday night with UConn and Stanford meeting in the second game at 9:30 p.m.
They may not be the greatest photos but here’s Maya Moore (below) being the post game guest of ESPN.
Here’s Renee Montgomery and Maya Moore in the post game press conference
And here’s Renee and Geno Auriemma in the presser:
Here’s some post-game quotes:
UConn coach Geno Auriemma on Renee Montgomery:
“She (Renee) played out of her mind tonight. Renee sees herself as the emotional and floor leader of our team, physically and mentally. In her mind, that’s her responsibility. She’s taken complete accountability to get this team to the Final Four.”
Arizona State’s Briann January on UConn’s offense:
“They’re a great, great offensive team and they’ll make shots if you let them get comfortable and that’s what we did. We didn’t have any weak side help and we let them do what they wanted to do. And if you let great players be comfortable, they’re going to make shots.”
Sun Devils coach Charli Turner Thorne on the UConn-Stanford rematch:
“Stanford is going to be a very tough match up for UConn. If Maya continues to hit three’s like that in transition, that’s really difficult for post players to defend. I think that is going to be the challenge for Stanford. They are also a great offensive team and they rebound as well. I think it’s going to be an outstanding game. Stanford is really peaking now and they’re really playing good basketball. It’s going to be interesting.”
Renee Montgomery on facing Stanford again:
“I’m very excited. Not to show people that I’m the best point guard in the country but just because I’m confident with the team I’m going with this year. It’s great that we do get to play Stanford again. We’re excited to play them and I’m sure they’re excited to play us. I’m just excited for this whole season and how everything has worked out and how everyone has responded. I’m just excited about everything.”
Maya Moore on breaking Kara Wolters single-season scoring record of 694 points (She’s got 712):
“Kara Wolters is one of those special people that when you walk into practice everyday, all you have to do is look up and you see her name in the rafters. She’s a great player. Set history here at UConn. She was a trailblazer. She’s part of the reasons I’ve been able to be in such a great program. It’s an honor for me to even be compared to the great player that she was.”