UConn’s rout of Stanford not what fans expected

Did anyone see #2 UConn’s 61-35 annihilation of #1 Stanford coming?

Stanford got harassed right off the home floor that it ruled with perfection and dominant play for nearly six years—and the Huskies surely took the Cardinal’s No. 1 spot along with it.

I wanted a closer game, regardless of the winner, so color me disappointed.

Today’s other results:

#5 Notre Dame routed #11 Purdue, 74-47.

#23 Colorado’s solid win over New Mexico pushes them to 11-0.

#19 South Carolina’s victory over West Carolina featured five blocks from Ieasia Walker. This puts her over 200 blocks for her career.

#3 Baylor racked up double digits in their 106-41 thrashing of Southeast Louisiana.

#18 Oklahoma handled Cal State Northridge, 79-57.

#9 Maryland whipped Hartford, 72-40.

Washington State squeaked one past Gonzaga, 57-51.

Louisiana Tech prevailed over Denver in double overtime, 82-77.

Miami thumped Wisconsin to take their own tournament championship.

Virginia also claimed their own tournament championship with a win over Xavier.

Vanderbilt rang up a 74-56 win over USC.

Portland State beat Portland 64-61, despite losing point guard Kate Lanz for the season.

Seattle University got WAC win number one, outlasting Idaho 76-71.

Santa Clara bested Fresno State, 58-53.

Memphis squeaked by Missouri, 72-69.

Michigan State’s 57-47 win over Temple puts them at 12-1.

Tomorrow’s key match up will feature Rutgers at #13 Tennessee. It will be emotional for Lady Vol assistant coach Jolette Law.

Game line ups.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I somewhat saw it coming. Some games in this rivalry have been close/great for Stanford and a few others have been complete Uconn blowouts. Because Uconn has so many great players this year, I had a feeling they'd win; just wasn't sure if it would be close or a blow out.

    Baylor had better step up their game though. With Brittany Griner and all your starters back, they legitimately do have the chance to stop Uconn. To be honest though, it seems Griner hasn't improved as much as she should have this past summer (in weight lifting/more muscle, or in comparison to Chiney and Skylar Diggins' improvement last summer). She said she did break her arm in the summer skate boarding, which may have prevented some improvement…yet why the heck would you skateboard when you're 6-8 and a basketball player? There's a good chance of falling, and falling 6-8 inches is a hard fall. (Bike instead next time).

    Yet if they can rekindle the hunger they had last year for the rest of the season and bring the pieces together, I think the have a legit chance of stopping Uconn.

  2. I was originally pissed that I couldn't watch Stanford / UConn game with my cable package. Given the results and Stanford's < 20% field goal percentage at home I guess it's just as well.

    My big take away from this is that Dolson has finally come of age as a shut down defender in the post. Good for her. We should look forward to Baylor / UConn as that's the game that will ultimately decide the championship.

    I also thought the Stanford fans booing Geno was not cool at all. Kinda great that UConn stuck it to them in that context.

    Finally it seems strange to me that with the PAC12 having a dedicated cable channel now that this game didn't make the cut for being broadcast.

  3. USC gets beat by Vandy by almost twenty points at home?!?

    Man, I don't know how it could get any worse for SC.

    I guess I should quit getting surprised when the Trojans lose. Standard stuff now.

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