Lou-UConn: Next!

By Jeff Lippman - March 05, 2007

Said Connecticut after they brushed away the Louisville-colored fly on their shoulder.

Your halftime score is 38-20, and I don't think Geno thinks that they have hit their stride yet. Maybe it's the exasperated look on his face, or when he yelled, "Could be get it inside to Tina [Charles] one time!"

To which a pass inside to Charles and a Charles lay up ensued. He may be boisterous, but he sure can coach.

Leading the way for Louisville at the half is Brandie Radde--who? that could be part of their problem--with seven points. Btw, I was just kidding, Raddie is a starter who plays almost 22 minutes a game and average six points a contest. She's already surpassed that mark.

Of course, that is not a good thing when your 22.3 point a game scorer has played only four minutes and scored zero points.

Connecticut is still led by Kalana Greene, who scored the last points of the half and finished with 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go with five rebounds. She's the halftime player of the game, by far.

Charde Houston has eight boards and two steals to go with four points.

Renee Montgomery has 10 points on only 3-of-8 shooting, and freshman Charles has just four points--as you saw above she wasn't being utilized as Auriemma would like--but does have two blocks.

The 18-point lead is UConn's largest so far. They shot 50 percent in the first half compared to Louisville's 32 percent. And that 12 percent the Cardinals are firing from long range doesn't help anybody. Oh yeah, it does, it helps UConn.

Still say this is no neutral court.

The only player struggling for UConn is Mel Thomas, the poor-woman's Abby Waner has no points on 0-for-3 shooting, all threes.

Posted by Jeff Lippman at 06:44 PM on March 05, 2007

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