7:00 PM ET, January 19, 2009
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Geno Auriemma isn't interested in talking about the gap between No. 1 Connecticut and the rest of women's college basketball. He might not have much of a choice after the way the Huskies dismantled second-ranked North Carolina on Monday night.
Connecticut earned its first-ever win in Chapel Hill and improved to 9-2 all-time in 1 vs. 2 matchups, including 4-0 on the road.
|Jan. 19, 2009||North Carolina||W, 88-58|
|Feb. 1, 2003||Duke||W, 77-65|
|Jan. 5, 2002||Tennessee||W, 86-72|
|Jan. 8, 2000||Tennessee||W, 74-67|
• Connecticut has won two straight vs. North Carolina and are now 4-5 all-time vs. the Tar Heels, with all four wins coming by 10-plus points.
• Renee Montgomery led the Huskies with 21 points, her sixth 20-point performance of the season.
• The loss ended North Carolina's 31-game home court win streak.
• It was North Carolina's worst home loss since losing 104-70 to Maryland on Jan. 6, 1988.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||34-72 (.472)||24-65 (.369)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-18 (.333)||4-21 (.190)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-24 (.583)||6-10 (.600)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|