If you’re one of those who think the UConn women’s basketball team rolls up its scores against helpless opponents, move over to the University of Maryland.
Earlier this week, UConn beat Indiana of Pennsylvania 111-39. That was nothing compared to what happened last night (Nov. 2nd) when the Lady Terrapins annihilated Bluefield State in a pre-season exhibition. No matter how one looks at it, the final score reflected an utter disregard for the feelings of an opponent in an event (don’t call it a game) which never should have been scheduled in the first place. Far too many of such match-ups in women’s and men’s basketball are taking place.
Scoreless second half
At the end of the half the score was 74-17. It got much worse after the intermission. Bluefield failed to make a single point- not even a foul shot- in the second half. In fact, it didn’t even have an opportunity from the free throw line.
The final count was 146-17. If you had a bet and got 128 points- you lost!
Amazingly, the Blues from Bluefield led one time, 3-2. After that- forget it.
What and where is Bluefield College?
Bluefield is a small, historically black, college in Bluefield, West Virginia. It is a Division II school. Last year it finished with a slate of 2-22 and one of its defeats was by 100 points. Last night’s game makes that one look like a squeaker.
And what did Maryland’s coach, Brenda Frese, have do say after the bloodshed was over?
“I loved our energy and our enthusiasm.”
Scene of the crime!
The carnage took place at the Xfinity Center in College Park, MD, the same court on which the women from Connecticut and Maryland will be playing on Dec. 29th.
Should be interesting. Both teams have already had a lot of shooting practice against vastly inferior opponents.