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Monday, December 31, 2012

Some thoughts before Oregon game

As tip approaches, it is time to get ready for the final game of 2012.

One thing to look for is that UConn is undefeated in games after it beat the No. 1 team in the nation and none of the games have been closer than 18 points.

After beating Tennessee in the historic game during the 1994-95 season the Huskies rolled past Boston College 79-54 in their next game. Then after beating Notre Dame in the classic 2001 Big East final, the Huskies blew out LIU 101-29. Two seasons later UConn followed up a win over Duke with an 87-46 win over St. John's. Most recently, the sequel to the win over Tennessee in the 2003-04 season was an 83-65 win over Miami.

Considering how quickly Oregon tends to hoist up shots, this game could turn out to be an offensive showcase for the Huskies. Oregon has already surrendered 100 points to Oklahoma this season and six times since Paul Westhead became the Ducks' head coach in 2009 opponents have reached triple digits. UConn has surpassed the 100-point mark three times this season so could this one be the fourth?

For those wondering about the highest scoring games in program history, the Huskies put up 126 on Providence on Jan. 6, 1998.

I think this could be a good stage for freshmen Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson to work their way back into the flow. Tuck played sparingly on Saturday against Stanford in her first game back after missing two games with a bone bruise in her right knee while Moriah Jefferson has been limited to seven minutes in her last two games as she recovers from a stomach bug.


NOTRE DAME SOLD OUT

UConn announced that Saturday's game against Notre Dame at Gampel Pavilion is sold out.

The contest, which will be the ninth game between the two squads in the last three seasons, will be televised nationally on CBS at 4 p.m.


Saturday will mark the ninth regular-season game between these two teams played at Gampel Pavilion, all of which have been sellouts.

Also, the only way to get tickets for the Feb. 18 game against Baylor is to purchase that game as part of three-game mini-plans.


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