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Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Updated: March 29, 3:33 AM ET
Taurasi's NCAA Tournament stats

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Taurasi through the years: 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

In the past few years, nobody has come up bigger in the NCAA Tournament than Connecticut's Diana Taurasi. The UConn star ranks third on the NCAA Tournament career scoring chart, followed by Duke standout Alana Beard. A look at Taurasi's year-by-year performances, and where she stands on the career scoring chart:

TOURNAMENT TOTALS
YEAR FG 3FG REB AST PTS
2004 (three games) 21-44 10-25 13 20 56
2003 (six games) 53-96 20-44 34 18 157
2002 (six games) 34-83 13-38 29 37 90
2001 (five games) 22-63 11-39 28 21 63
TOTAL (20 games) 130-286 54-146 104 96 366
AVERAGE .455 .370 5.2 4.8 18.3

2004 NCAA TOURNAMENT
OPPONENT (DATE OF GAME) FG 3FG REB AST PTS
Penn (3/21) 6-11 4-7 5 9 18
Auburn (3/23) 6-12 5-9 3 7 17
UC Santa Barbara (3/27) 9-21 1-9 5 4 21
Penn State (3/28)          
TOTAL 21-44 10-25 13 20 56
AVERAGE .477 .400 4.3 6.7 18.7

2003 NCAA TOURNAMENT
OPPONENT (DATE OF GAME) FG 3FG REB AST PTS
Boston University (3/23) 7-14 4-7 4 7 21
Dayton (3/25) 10-17 2-5 12 1 26
TCU (3/30) 12-17 5-8 4 2 35
Purdue (4/1) 6-11 1-4 6 3 21
Texas (4/6) 10-22 4-11 4 4 26
Tennessee (4/8) 8-15 4-9 4 1 28
TOTAL 53-96 20-44 34 18 157
AVERAGE .552 .455 5.7 3.0 26.2

2002 NCAA TOURNAMENT
OPPONENT (DATE OF GAME) FG 3FG REB AST PTS
St. Francis (Pa.) (3/16) 2-7 1-4 4 7 7
Iowa (3/18) 7-15 2-6 2 6 16
Penn State (3/23) 6-17 3-7 7 8 15
Old Dominion (3/25) 7-12 4-8 3 7 22
Tennessee (3/29) 7-16 3-7 10 5 17
Oklahoma (3/31) 5-16 0-6 3 4 13
TOTAL 34-83 13-38 29 37 90
AVERAGE .410 .342 4.8 6.2 15.0

2001 NCAA TOURNAMENT
OPPONENT (DATE OF GAME) FG 3FG REB AST PTS
Long Island (3/17) 5-7 2-4 5 6 12
Colorado State (3/19) 2-14 0-7 6 4 6
North Carolina State (3/24) 8-13 6-8 4 2 24
Louisiana Tech (3/26) 6-14 3-9 10 4 17
Notre Dame (3/30) 1-15 0-11 3 5 4
TOTAL 22-63 11-39 28 21 63
AVERAGE .349 .282 5.6 4.2 12.6

NCAA TOURNAMENT LEADING SCORERS
Points Player School Years Games
479 Chamique Holdsclaw Tennessee 1996-99 22
388 Bridgette Gordon Tennessee 1986-89 18
366 Diana Taurasi Connecticut 2001-04 20
342 Alana Beard Duke 2001-04 18
333 Cheryl Miller USC 1983-86 16
318 Katie Douglas Purdue 1998-2001 22
312 Janice Lawrence Louisiana Tech 1982-84 14