The women’s basketball team may have blown their last chance to compete for the Big East regular season crown after losing to No. 3 Connecticut 83-65 on Sunday.
With the loss, the Hurricanes fall to 16-4 (5-4). The Huskies improve to 18-2 (8-1) with the win, and may be promoted to the No. 1 spot in the polls after beating Tennessee on Thursday night.
The Huskies were led by Diana Taurasi, who scored 21 points, with 15 of them coming in the first half. Ashley Battle added a career-high 18 points, Ann Strother dropped in 17, and Jessica Moore tallied 13.
The Hurricanes were led by Chanivia Broussard, who scored 20 points, and Tamara James, who tallied 19. Shaquana Wilkins added 13 points and eight rebounds for the ‘Canes.
The ‘Canes were out rebounded by a margin of 46-30, and the Huskies had 24 assists. The Huskies shot 75 percent from the free throw line.
The Lady ‘Canes will return to action on Tuesday at 7 pm as they take on St. John’s at the Convocation Center.
-Compiled by the sports information departments of the University of Miami and the University of Connecticut.