HARTFORD, Conn. - No. 2 Connecticut hit 12 three-pointers en route to a 92-31 victory over the Tiger women's basketball team on Wednesday evening. Freshman forward Camille Alberson led the Tigers (4-2) with nine points off the bench.
"I hope this is a game that we can learn something about ourselves," said Towson Coach Joe Mathews. "You need to use a game like tonight to learn about yourselves and the things that this team can control."
Mathews added, "I thought our underclassmen competed and tried hard tonight."
The Huskies (7-0) opened the game on a 10-0 run, as Stefanie Dolson had a pair of baskets during that stretch. The Tigers would then score six of the next eight points to make it a 12-6 game with 14:49 to play in the half. UConn would use a 17-0 run, including five straight three-pointers, to extend its advantage with 29-6 with 11:42 to go. The Huskies would connect on three more triples in the final 11 minutes of the half to help the home team take a 52-14 lead at the break.
UConn shot 58.3% from the floor in the first half, including 61.5% from three-point range. The Tigers shot 31.6% from the floor in the first 20 minutes.
The Huskies continued to shoot the ball well in the second half as they shot 63% from the floor. UConn hit four more three-pointers in the second 20 minutes of action. Alberson scored seven of her team-high nine points in the second half for the Tigers. McTiller had four steals, two points and two assists for the Tigers in the half as well.
The Tigers finished the game shooting 24.5% from the floor and 41.7% from the free throw line. In addition to Alberson's points, the Tigers got seven points and two steals from senior guard Krystal Parnell. McTiller finished with six points and a game-high six steals. Senior guard Deree Fooks and freshman guard Destiny Shearin finished with four rebounds apiece.
Bria Hartley led the Huskies with 24 points, five assists and four steals while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis contributed 21 points, three assists and three steals. Heather Buck led the Huskies on the boards with eight.
Towson returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 4 when it opens Colonial Athletic Association play by hosting James Madison at 2 p.m.
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