7:00 PM ET, March 1, 2010
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Tina Charles wasn't always sure she wanted to be the type player Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma knew she could be.Auriemma would tell the center that every time she stepped on the court she needed to have the mindset that she was going to dominate. She wasn't sure that's what she wanted."My first two years here I would take possessions off, where I'd let somebody else do it," she said.She finally learned to play the way Auriemma wanted.
Charles In Charge
Connecticut senior Tina Charles scored 18 points and eight rebounds on Monday, passing Nykesha Sales as the Huskies' scoring leader (2,184) and Rebecca Lobo as the rebounding leader (1,273).
|1. Tina Charles||2,184||2006-pres|
|2. Nykesha Sales||2,178||1994-98|
|3. Kerry Bascom||2,177||1987-91|
|1. Tina Charles||1,273||2006-pres|
|2. Rebecca Lobo||1,268||1991-95|
|3. Jamelle Elliott||1,054||1992-96|
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On a night when Tina Charles became UConn's most prolific scorer, the Huskies ever-consistent defense was even more responsible for the program's 69th consecutive victory, writes Graham Hays. Story
The numbers avalanche that has become UConn's season got another layer Monday: Two career records fell and the win streak grew to 69 straight games with, you guessed it, the 69th double-digit victory in a row, writes Mechelle Voepel. Story
• Connecticut is just one win shy of matching its NCAA record win streak after earning its 69th consecutive win.
• Notre Dame is the 21st ranked team the Huskies have beaten during the streak, winning by an average of 26.0 PPG. They have defeated top-10 teams by an average of 27.8 PPG.
• Connecticut has won eight straight vs. Notre Dame.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-54 (.556)||19-61 (.311)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-15 (.400)||4-14 (.286)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-17 (.588)||9-17 (.529)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|