The USF women’s basketball teams run through the AAC Tournament ended with an 81-45 loss to UConn at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, marking the fifth consecutive year the Huskies handed them an L in the conference tourney.
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The fifth-seeded Bulls (18-15) fell into a deep hole early by scoring only five points on 14.3% shooting from the field in the first quarter while UConn (30-2) capitalized on USF’s eight turnovers to end the period up 19-5.
American Player/Defensive Player of the Year Napheesa Collier continued to carve up the Green and Gold on both ends of the floor in the second, finishing with 18 points and seven boards in the first half alone as UConn pushed its large lead out to 41-15 heading into the locker room.
The top-seeded Huskies easily maintained its large advantage into the second half, officially clinching a spot in Monday’s championship game where they will play the winner of Cincinnati/C.
Collier ended the game with 23 points and 12 rebounds in 29 minutes of action while Megan Walker led all scorers with 24 points to go along with seven boards.
For the injury-riddled Bulls, Sydni Harvey put up a team-high 13 points before fouling out in the fourth. Alyssa Rader put up 10 .
We will wait and see if and where the Bulls land in the postseason.