Virginia Falls At No. 2/2 Connecticut, 75-45
HARTFORD, Conn. Virginia fell on the road, 75-45, to No. 2/2 Connecticut Wednesday night at the Hartford Civic Center. The Cavaliers were led by Aisha Mohammed with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Monica Wright also scored in double figures for Virginia (6-4), netting 10 points, while Sharne Zoll added eight points and four assists.
Connecticut (7-0) went on two runs that extended its lead to as many as 24 points in the first half. After battling back to within 16 points at the 3-minute mark on a jumper by Lyndra Littles, UConn ended the half by scoring six unanswered points to take a 44-22 lead into the locker room.
Mohammed stood out in the first half with nine points and gave the Cavaliers a strong inside presence. Enong Stovall, returning from an early season knee injury, was a shot of energy into the Cavalier lineup, tallying two rebounds and two points in seven first-half minutes.
In the second half, Connecticut extended its lead and UVa was unable to get any closer than the halftime deficit down the stretch.
Stovall finished with four points, four rebounds and two steals in an all-around effort.
The post player tandem of Tina Charles and Maya Moore led Connecticut, as Charles finished with 18 points and Moore shot 6-for-9 from the field for 12 points.
Virginia’s next game is Dec. 20 vs. Davidson. Tip-off from John Paul Jones Arena is 7 p.m.