In a tie game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defeated Page Bux and Aceh Ford’s Connecticut Huskies 18-5 in the fourth quarter, making the team ranked No. 1 in the country. The 3 teams lost to the unranked team for the first time since then. 2012 Thursday night at the McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta.
Yellow Jackets (7-2, 0-0 ACC) won with the final score 57-44 Opening the fourth round with a score of 15-1 is the key. It is characterized by 6 points from Nerea Hermosa, the bravery of star forward Lorela Cubaj, the defender-like frontal attack that creates a mid-range appearance and shooting, and Digna Strautmane’s offensive rebound. The rest of the points came from Lotta-Maj Lahtinen’s free throws.
The University of Connecticut (5-2, 1-0 Big East) The national player of the year without a spot in the first game is at Bueckers, who played the tibia platform in Husky’s victory over No. 22 Notre Dame last Sunday. Broken, out for six to eight weeks. With the Bueckers, the Huskies have a record of 5-1, and the only game they lost to No. 1 South Carolina.
Fudd is the number one recruit to Hoop Gurlz this year. This is the third time she has missed the game due to a foot injury.
The University of Connecticut lacks the third rotation member Nika Mühl, who also missed the game due to a foot injury.
Kubaji had 5 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. She was tied for eighth in the country in rebounds per game. Hermosa finished with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, while Lahtinen led the team with 15 points, 3 assists and 2 steals. Strautmane had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. Eylia Love tied for double digits with Lahtinen and Hermosa with 10 points and was rejected twice.
Georgia Institute of Technology led 13-9, halftime ended, and the third quarter ended.
Even if Bueckers, Fudd and Mühl were out, it is impressive that the Yellow Jackets held on with the Huskies for three quarters before taking over. The University of Connecticut still has Olivia Nelson Odda (12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks), Evana Westbrook (11 points, 6 assists, 3 steals) and Christian- Williams (13 points, 3 assists), and very good players Dorka Juhász and Aaliyah Edwards, they only scored two points on 1 of 10 field goals. Juhász scored a goal.
When the University of Connecticut was in desperate mode in the last 2:46 of the game, it made 0 of 4 shots and 2 of 15 shots that night.
If Georgia Tech made more than 8 of 16 free throws, it could have made things easier.
The last time the University of Connecticut lost to an unranked team was before 240 attempts, on February 18, 2012, when it lost to St. John’s University (57-56) in a closer game. Red Storm was gaining votes at the time and rose to 25th place after winning. The Yellow Jackets are currently receiving votes and are ranked 17th this year.
In the past 25 years, only four coaches have defeated Geno Auriemma in their first meeting with him.
Three in 2021
2021: Nell Fortner (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2021: Aditya Barnes (Arizona)
2021: Mike Neighbor (Arkansas)
2007: Bob Stuckey (Louisiana State University) pic.twitter.com/tfD607WtIg
-espnW (@espnW) December 10, 2021