OT: UCONN Women on pace for 220

Submitted by Michigan Arrogance on March 17th, 2018 at 11:33 AM

not a typo. They have 55 after 1 QUARTER of play (ladies play 10min quarters). Apparently their opponent plays uptempo and UCONN, as usual, are beating them at their own game. 

Not sure how many times I see a uconn score early in the 1st quarter and think, "damn that team is holding on, like 30-18, almost the half." only to realize 2 mins later there's 5 mins left in the QUARTER not the HALF.

Bloodletting continues on ESPN2




March 17th, 2018 at 12:03 PM ^

It could be over 2 though.

St. Francis on offense isn't playing what looks like uptempo so much as frantic, like they're on a five-second shot clock.  They're not beating UConn down the court but they're getting decent looks.  They're just rushed shots so most miss, and then UConn is cleaning up the boards (39 rebounds to 8).  It's not like UConn's defense is smothering them, as far as I can see; it's largely a one-sided implosion.  St. Francis is thoroughly overmatched on defense, though -- UConn on offense is just solidly executing, creating open looks and making quality shots.

94-31 at halftime.


March 17th, 2018 at 12:28 PM ^

One of the St. Francis guards is a JAS who isn't. . . a Just a Not Shooter.  She keeps throwing bricks from Trey Burke range and missing, including some airballs.


March 17th, 2018 at 1:02 PM ^

538 has UCONN at a 77% chance to win the entire women's tournament.  By comparison the highest for the men is Villanova, at 20%. 


There seems to be a huge amount of talent disparity in women's sports. 

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March 17th, 2018 at 1:17 PM ^

I have to assume that quite a bit of that disparity is because they have a much higher scholarship limit than on the men's side. I'm sure UConn and the other top 15 or so teams have women redshirting who would be starting on teams in the 30-50 range.

Which is exactly how it was in football before the new scholarship limits.


March 17th, 2018 at 2:05 PM ^

13 scholarships per team for men; 15 scholarships per team for women.  http://www.scholarshipstats.com/basketball.htm  I don't recall women's teams redshirting frosh who aren't injured, but maybe somebody somewhere can come up with a counter-example.  I'm pretty sure that UConn doesn't do it; at least, I can't remember that team redshirting a non-injured freshman. 

Perkis-Size Me

March 17th, 2018 at 5:35 PM ^

I don’t care how much of a talent differential they have between everyone else. The kind of runs they go on are absolutely absurd. Their has to go down as one of the all time greats of any sport in American history.

I know it’s hard to compare between sports, but I think what they’re doing at UConn is far more impressive than anything Saban and Coach K have done.


March 17th, 2018 at 9:15 PM ^

To put it mildly, I am no fan of Saban or Coach K. And g-d bless women and women athletes, And good for Title VIIII but the depth and quality of women’s college athletes just cannot compare to the men. No disrespect intended.