No. 14/13 Hoyas Fall to No. 3/3 Connecticut
Feb. 11, 2012
STORRS, Conn.- The No. 14/13 Georgetown University women's basketball team dropped a tough 80-38 decision to the University of Connecticut Huskies (23-2, 11-1 BIG EAST) on Saturday afternoon at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. The loss snapped a four-game win streak for the Blue & Gray who is now 19-6 overall and 8-4 in BIG EAST play.
"There's nothing we can do about this game now," said Georgetown Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. "We can't go back and grab it. We have four games left and those are our priority, our next focus is on Villanova."
The Hoya defense did its job in the first half by limiting UConn buckets and forcing nine turnovers on the other end.
On offense, the Blue & Gray struggled to find its shot and to keep possession. Senior point guard Rubylee Wright (Latta, S.C./Latta) had a three and a jump shot off the glass to keep GU in the game early, but a seven-minute scoring drought was too much as the Huskies went ahead by 12, 24-12, before the Hoyas could score again.
Wright was the lone bright spot in the first with eight points, but the Blue & Gray went into the break trailing, 31-18.
Georgetown shot just 25 percent in the first and was outrebounded, 22-19.
In the second half, the Hoyas couldn't contain the Huskies' three-point shooting as UConn went ahead by as much as 39 at one point in the incredibly physical contest.
Free throws came out late as the Huskies were awarded 26 total attempts at the line. At the final buzzer, Connecticut had the 80-38 decision. It marked a season low in scoring for the Hoyas.
Wright and junior guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) led Georgetown with 10 points apiece, while sophomore forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) and senior forward Adria Crawford (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) added six rebounds each.
The Blue & Gray was outrebounded, 41-34, and shot 25 percent for the game.
Freshman guard Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led UConn with 23 points.
Georgetown will continue its two-game road swing on Tuesday, February 14 at The Pavilion as the squad takes on the Villanova University Wildcats. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Fans can listen live on www.GUHoyas.com with Ryan Sakamoto calling the action. Live stats will also be available.