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Sunday, August 07, 2016

UConn's Taurasi, Stewart star as U.S. rolls to win in Olympic opener

Former UConn stars Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi had 15 points each to lead seven players in double figures as the United States opened play in the Olympics with a dominating 121-56 win over Senegal.

Taurasi hit five 3-pointers (tying her own single-game Olympic record) while Stewart added three rebounds for the U.S. which set a single-game mark for points in a game.

Former Huskies Tina Charles (10 points) Maya Moore (9 points) and Sue Bird (five points, eight assists) also contributed to the blowout victory.

Sylvia Fowles also had 15 points, Brittney Griner had 14 while Elena Delle Donne and Angel McCoughtry added 11 points each while Fowles and Griner had seven rebounds each.

"You wait so long to play, and you’re not quite sure what you’re going (to) get," UConn and U.S. coach Geno Auriemma said in a release. "The kids are really, really anxious, really excited to play. So, that first group really got us going. We just played so quickly, and the ball moved so quickly for us. And when Diana starts the game off like that, that just makes us really, really tough to play against. "


Blogger Unknown said...

There should be no doubt about how gifted a coach Geno is. Look at how he's got this team full of superstars playing cohesively and generously!

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