HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aubrey Griffin scored 19 factors, and No. 5 UConn topped No. 21 Villanova 63-58 on Sunday.
Dorka Juhasz added 16 factors and Aaliyah Edwards had 13, together with some key free throws for the Huskies (20-2, 12-0 Massive East) within the group’s thirteenth straight win.
Maddy Siegrist scored 25 factors for Villanova, which received right here a yr in the past at hand the Huskies their final convention loss. Lucy Olsen had 19.
The Wildcats (18-4, 9-2) had received 9 in a row.
The Wildcats led 51-45 with eight minutes left, however UConn went on a 15-4 run for a 60-55 benefit with 51 seconds left.
Lucy Olson’s 3-pointer made it a two-point sport with 22 seconds left. However Edwards hit three late free throws to safe the win.
Siegrist gave Villanova the lead at 34-33 on a pair of free throws, a part of a 12-0 run. The Wildcats outscored the Huskies 15-10 within the third quarter and led 45-43 going into the fourth.
Griffin put the Huskies again in entrance with a three-point play on a driving layup with 3:48 left within the sport.
Villanova: Siegrist has scored 20 or extra factors in each one of many Wildcats’ video games this season. She got here into the sport main the nation in scoring at 28.5 factors per sport.
UConn: UConn was once more with out guards Caroline Ducharme, who has missed the Huskies’ final 9 video games with a concussion, and Azzi Fudd, who has missed 13 video games this season after twice injuring her proper knee. Former nationwide participant of the yr Paige Bueckers and freshman Ice Brady have been misplaced for the season with knee accidents.
Villanova: Returns dwelling to host Marquette on Wednesday.
UConn: Visits Windfall on Wednesday. It is the finale tune-up for the Huskies earlier than their showdown subsequent Sunday with top-ranked South Carolina.
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