Women’s Top 25
Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma hit it right on the button Monday when he said, “It was quite a performance.”
Auriemma’s unbeaten, top-ranked Huskies overpowered No. 5 Georgia 97-65 in Athens, Ga., the Bulldogs’ worst home-court loss in 19 years.
Amy Duran scored 22 points and Kara Wolters added 19 as the Huskies (17-0) never trailed against the Bulldogs (12-4), who lost at home for only the second time in 25 games, the other coming last week to Alabama.
“We came into this environment against an exceptionally good team like Georgia and played a great game,” Auriemma said. “A lot of things happened to show what kind of team we have. No one player stood out. Everybody contributed. It was a total team effort.”
“They played a super ball game,” Georgia coach Andy Landers said his worst loss at Georgia since a 93-60 setback at the hands of Stanford in the 1993 NCAA Tournament.
(9) N. Carolina 75, (10) Clemson 63
At Clemson, S.C., Marion Jones scored 28 points, including nine in a key second-half run, to lead the Tar Heels (15-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) over the Tigers (14-3, 5-3).
North Carolina was up by nine points at halftime, but Clemson rallied to take a 40-38 lead.
Jones, the ACC’s leading scorer, later hit two 3-pointers and converted a three-point play as the Tar Heels surged back in front 60-48. She made 10 of 12 field-goal attempts for the game.
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