No. 1 UConn downs Ducks 95-51

No. 1 UConn downs Ducks 95-51

EUGENE, Ore. -- The top-ranked Connecticut Huskies defeated the University of Oregon women's basketball team, 95-51, on Monday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. The Huskies remain undefeated with the victory moving to 12-0 overall. UO dropped to 2-10 on the year.

The Ducks had two players score in double-figures, with Jillian Alleyne posting a team-best 18 points while Devyn Galland scored a career-high 13 points. Alleyne, along with Ariel Thomas, also registered a game-best six rebounds.

The Huskies were dominant inside and out. They held a 41-16 edge for points in the paint, while also shooting 48.4 percent from behind the 3-point arc (15-of-31). UConn was led offensively by Caroline Doty who tallied 14 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and four steals in the win.

Doty was one of six Huskies to score in double-figures. She was joined by Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis who had a team-high 19 points, and Stefanie Dolson (16 points), Kelly Faris (13 points), Morgan Tuck (10 points) and Moriah Jefferson (10 points).

Oregon shot 32.7 percent from the floor (18-of-55) and 31.6 percent from behind the 3-point arc (6-of-19). UConn made 45.0 percent of their field goals (36-of-80). The Huskies also had the edge on the glass out-rebounding UO, 49-35.

UConn held the Ducks scoreless over the first five minutes and maintained a 12-0 lead to start the game. Alleyne broke that scoreless drought with a free throw at the 14:45 mark. Alleyne’s basket with 11:42 in the first half cut the lead to six points, 19-13. The Huskies went a 13-4 run over the next four minutes to take a 32-17 advantage.
Alleyne scored on back-to-back baskets to make the score 39-24 with 5:10 left in the half. The Huskies then produced a 15-0 run to close the half with a 54-24 advantage.

Three UConn players scored in double-figures in the first half, led by Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis who tallied 11 points, while Stefanie Dolson and Kelly Faris had 10 points apiece. The Huskies did most of their damage with inside scoring, holding a 25-6 advantage for points in the paint. Alleyne led all UO players with 11 points and four rebounds.

The Huskies opened the second half out-scoring UO 20-9 to extend their lead to 41 points with 13:34 in the game. UConn’s largest lead of the game was 48 points, 93-45, with 4:14 left on the clock.

Oregon (2-10) will return to action this week with home Pac-12 Conference games against UCLA and USC. Tip-time for the Oregon-UCLA game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, while the UO-USC contest is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday.

POSTGAME NOTES

- Jillian Alleyne (18 points) led the team in scoring for the fourth time this season. It was the ninth time this season that Alleyne led the team in rebounding (six rebounds).

- Amanda Delgado returned to the lineup after sitting the last five games with an injury. Liz Brenner suited up for the first time this season. As did Janitah Iamaleava, who saw her first action collegiate action.

- UConn tallied 29 assists to 36 made baskets. In fact, in the first half alone, the Huskies recorded 20 assists to 22 made field goals in the first half. UConn’s assist total (for the game) was a season-best effort of any UO opponent this year.