7:11 PM ET, March 24, 2009
STORRS, Conn. -- Next stop on the UConn express -- Trenton.Renee Montgomery scored 25 points in her final game at home and undefeated Connecticut beat eighth-seeded Florida 87-59 in the second round of the NCAA tournament Tuesday night.The Huskies (35-0) advanced to the regional semifinals for the 16th straight season where they will play fourth-seeded California on Sunday.
• Connecticut advanced to its 16th straight Sweet 16, the longest active streak in the nation after Tennessee's loss in the first round.
• Renee Montgomery, playing her final game at Gampel Pavilion, had 25 points and five assists. Maya Moore and Tina Charles each scored 22, the second time this season all three have scored 20-plus points. Prior to this season, no UConn trio had done that since 1999.
• The Huskies improved to 7-0 vs. ranked teams this season, winning by an average of 30.9 ppg.
-- ESPN research
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-64 (.313)||28-57 (.491)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-30 (.267)||9-25 (.360)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-12 (.917)||22-29 (.759)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|