NCAAW: UConn Huskies show off talent of their less-heralded players

Here’s a take a look at how the noteworthy groups outside the Power 5 have actually been doing:


The Huskies have actually controlled their last 3 contests and have actually done so without Azzi Fudd.

Imagine how excellent this group would be with Fudd and Bueckers or perhaps simply Fudd. Or even with Caroline Ducharme (concussion procedure) back. Ducharme missed out on all 3 video games too and No. 4 Hoop Gurlz hire Ayanna Patterson (concussion procedure) missed out on the very first 2 prior to returning for the 3rd. Ducharme is balancing 8.6 points and 4.6 rebounds, which isn’t unimportant. She’s likewise shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc.

The very first video game of the stretch saw the Huskies defeat Seton Hall 103-58 on Jan. 17. Seton Hall beat Marquette and St. John’s when those groups were ranked and today Seton Hall, Marquette and St. John’s are all on the bubble. So UConn winning that video game by 45 was rather outstanding.

The next 2 blowouts (of Butler and DePaul) were more anticipated, however still outstanding for the Huskies, provided they’re not at complete strength.

Against Seton Hall, Aaliyah Edwards, Dorka Juhász and Aubrey Griffin all scored 20-plus. Edwards balanced 21.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4 helps, 2 takes and 1.7 blocks over the 3 video games.

No. 17 Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-2, 9-0 WCC, No. 6 seed in ESPN’s Jan. 24 Bracketology)

The Bulldogs had their 2 closest hire WCC play on Jan. 14 (a 73-66 win over Portland) and last Thursday (an 81-78 win over Pacific). Portland is 14-6 total which loss is their only one in WCC play. But Pacific is connected for last in the conference at 2-7 (7-13 total). The 81 points scored was strong, however Gonzaga permitted 78 points (17.7 more than their average permitted) to a group that averages 68.1. The just time it quit more this season remained in its 84-63 loss to now-No. 3 Stanford. The Bulldogs recovered with an 82-57 win over Saint Mary’s (10-10, 4-5 WCC) this past Saturday. They have actually won 12 in a row and have actually not fallen out of the rankings because entering upon Nov. 28.

Over the recently (2 video games) Yvonne Ejim balanced 23 points and 8 boards.

No. 21 Villanova Wildcats (18-3, 9-1 Big East, No. 6 seed in ESPN’s Jan. 24 Bracketology)

Last Tuesday, the Wildcats made a season sweep of Xavier by winning 76-38. But that was anticipated as the Musketeers are 0-10 in Big East play (7-12 total). Villanova dealt with more of an obstacle in the Creighton Bluejays last Friday and controlled early prior to hanging on to win 73-57. The Bluejays went into the season ranked No. 21 and are accountable for the Wildcats’ only Big East loss (a 67-46 choice on Dec. 2). The Wildcats showed just how much they’ve enhanced ever since, returning the favor on Creighton’s house court.

Over the last 2 video games, Maddy Siegrist balanced 25 points and 9 rebounds. She ended up being the program’s most respected scorer throughout the Creighton video game and now has 2,414 profession points. Lucy Olsen balanced 19 points, 6.5 boards and 5.5 helps over the stretch.

Villanova’s next video game is a Jan. 29 face-off with UConn at the XL Center in Hartford.

No. 23 Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (16-2, 9-0 Conference U.S.A., No. 8 seed in ESPN’s Jan. 24 Bracketology)

The Lady Raiders’ last 2 video games were both strong wins. They beat Charlotte 65-41 last Thursday and Louisiana Tech 68-50 this past Saturday. Both the 49ers and Lady Techsters are 4-5 in Conference U.S.A. play. The interesting news for Middle Tennessee is that it moved from getting votes to No. 23 in the rankings on Monday.

Kseniya Malashka blazed a trail versus Charlotte with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 2 takes and 5 blocks. It was entirely various versus Louisiana Tech, as Savannah Wheeler took on the scoring load with 29 of the group’s 68 points. Malashka (16.2 points per video game) and Wheeler (16.1) are the Lady Raiders’ leading 2 scorers.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE (31 points) South Florida Bulls (18-4, 7-0 AAC, No. 6 seed in ESPN’s Jan. 24 Bracketology)

Like Gonzaga, the Bulls withstood a scare just recently: they just beat Houston (6-13, 3-3 AAC) by 2 last Wednesday. The 58 points they scored is connected for the most affordable output they’ve had in a win this season. This previous Sunday, they got a more rewarding outcome when they topped UCF 83-51.

The Bulls have had a fascinating season with wins over Texas (predicted No. 7 seed) and Arkansas (No. 8 seed) and close losses to No. 2 Ohio State, No. 13 Michigan and No. 20 NC State.

Over the last 2 video games, Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu balanced 20 points, 15 rebounds and 2 takes.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE (1 point) UNLV Lady Rebels (19-2, 9-0 Mountain West, No. 12 seed in ESPN’s Jan. 24 Bracketology)

The Lady Rebels started getting a single ballot point today after extending their unbeaten opening to Mountain West play to 9-0. Over the recently they have actually notched a 71-57 win over Wyoming and a 63-58 win over Colorado State. Both the Cowgirls (12-7, 5-3 Mountain West) and Rams (13-6, 6-2 Mountain West) are succeeding, so those were quality wins.

Essence Booker balanced 22.5 points, 6 rebounds and 2 takes over the stretch.



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