7:00 PM ET, February 14, 2011
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Maya Moore cared more about her team's stellar play than breaking another record.The senior All-American had 27 points to pass Angel McCoughtry as the Big East's all-time scoring leader as No. 2 UConn routed Oklahoma (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) 86-45 on Monday night."It's the icing on the cake because if we had come out and played really poorly, it would be really hard to celebrate," she said.Moore needed 11 points to pass the former Louisville All-American, who scored 2,779 points from 2006-2009. Moore drove the lane and made a one-handed scoop shot with her right hand to set the record with 7:52 left in the first half.
Hays: Moore brings passion
UConn routed Oklahoma on Monday, but Maya Moore made the game memorable because she plays every possession, whether the Huskies trail or lead by 20 points, as if the season depends on it, writes Graham Hays Column
• Maya Moore matched the Sooners with 18 points apiece in the first half as Connecticut cruised to its 75th consecutive home win, extending its own Division I record.
• Moore scored 27 points to pass Louisville's Angel McCoughtry for the all-time Big East conference scoring lead. Moore became the school record holder earlier this season, passing Tina Charles.
• The Huskies have never lost to Oklahoma, improving their all-time record to 9-0 against the Sooners.
• Connecticut has now defeated four ranked opponents in its last five games. The average margin of victory against those ranked teams has been 26.5 points per game.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-64 (.297)||36-64 (.563)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-22 (.136)||3-14 (.214)|
|FT Made-Attempted||4-5 (.800)||11-15 (.733)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
Tonight ranks as one of the worst losses in Oklahoma women's basketball history.[+]
WORST LOSSES IN OKLAHOMA HISTORY
This is the 2nd time this season that Connecticut has dismantled a highly ranked team with a dominating first half. The Huskies did it to No. 1 Duke on Jan. 31.[+]
NEVER HAD A CHANCE - 1st HALF vs CONNECTICUT THIS SEASON
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