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Sunday, March 31, 2013

One championship run ends for the Tuck sisters

On a day when Morgan Tuck helped UConn advance to its eighth straight NCAA regional final, the sophomore season of her sister Taylor came to an end.

Taylor Tuck's Illinois squad fell to Kansas State 66-48 in the WNIT quarterfinals.

Even with the loss, it was a remarkable turnaround season for the Fighting Illini who finished with a 19-14 record after going 11-19 during Tuck's freshman season.

"Taylor's team, they made a big turnaround from last year so them being in the WNIT is a big improvement from last year," Morgan Tuck said.

Taylor Tuck played 10 minutes, missed her only field-goal attempt but did record a steal in Saturday's loss. She averaged 4.5 points and 2.7 rebounds and had 28 assists, 30 steals and seven blocked shots while playing in all 33 games as a sophomore after managing a total of 16 points, nine rebounds and six steals as a freshman.

Tuck's role could increase next season with the graduation of Illinois' top two scorers Karisma Penn and Adrienne GodBold.

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