Postgame Reaction: UConn picks apart No. 1 South Carolina

STORRS, Conn. (WTNH)–The UConn women’s basketball team probably won’t be challenged again like they were on Monday night until the Final Four. And even that might be a stretch. It was an incredible performance by the Huskies, in front of a loud and sold-out Gampel Pavilion.

UConn picked apart previously undefeated and No. 1-ranked South Carolina. Take the early-season road loss to Stanford away, and the Huskies would be undefeated. The way they played last night, it’s hard to see them losing again.

“When you get four players to play their A-game, like all four of our guys were on today, it’s hard to play against us,” said UConn head coach Geno Auriemma.

“We just wanted to play well,” said point guard Moriah Jefferson, who was electric in leading the team Monday night. “It’s 1 vs. 2, and you want to have that number 1 spot, so we knew we had to come out and play as well as we could because they’re not an easy team to play against at all.”

“We weren’t settling,” said Breanna Stewart. “We knew that we could drive past some of their bigs, and we got the shots that we wanted.”

Next up for the Huskies is Tulane, this Saturday.

And if you thought the crowd was a little bit rowdier than usual last night, well that’s because the weather kept a lot of the season ticket holders home. So, 600 of them decided to donate their tickets to UConn students. Gampel of course, is always loud, but another 600 students?

Yeah, that makes a big difference. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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