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UConn Crushes Duke, 87-51
The Nutshell
 
UConn Crushes Duke, 87-51
Game Recap
UConn Crushes Duke, 87-51
By Orin Day
January 31, 2011

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Link to this Photo Gampel Pavilion is ringed with signs and banners lauding both UConn basketball programs, capped by the Women's National Champs section
Gampel Pavilion is ringed with signs and banners lauding both UConn basketball programs, capped by the Women's National Champs section
Link to this Photo Duke lost the opening tip and UConn was off to the races
Duke lost the opening tip and UConn was off to the races

Link to this Photo Tiffany Hayes drew first blood for UConn with this layup
Tiffany Hayes drew first blood for UConn with this layup
Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas got Duke's first rebound after a Gray three point miss  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas got Duke's first rebound after a Gray three point miss
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Krystal tried to stick back the miss but failed  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal tried to stick back the miss but failed
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

Link to this Photo After a Duke steal Karima couldn't convert  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
After a Duke steal Karima couldn't convert
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Kelly Faris puts it straight in for three, Connecticut up 5-0
Kelly Faris puts it straight in for three, Connecticut up 5-0
Link to this Photo Karima yanks an offensive board down, just out of the clutches of Stefanie Dolson (31)  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima yanks an offensive board down, just out of the clutches of Stefanie Dolson (31)
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas

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Link to this Photo Maya Moore on the line, shooting towards some of the UConn-friendly 10,031 in attendance.
Maya Moore on the line, shooting towards some of the UConn-friendly 10,031 in attendance.
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray couldn't hit an open three as Duke's futility continued.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray couldn't hit an open three as Duke's futility continued.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Kathleen Scheer guards Maya Moore  - Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer
Kathleen Scheer guards Maya Moore
 
Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer

Link to this Photo Duke had already used two time outs and missed twelve shots to this point.
Duke had already used two time outs and missed twelve shots to this point.
Link to this Photo Shay Selby
Shay Selby "ends" Duke's frustration with a hoop, making it 13-2 Huskies.
 
Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby

Link to this Photo Stefanie Dolson irritated after being tied up, arrow to Duke
Stefanie Dolson irritated after being tied up, arrow to Duke
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray on D  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray on D
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Krystal rejects Dolson  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal rejects Dolson
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

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Link to this Photo Dolson goes up to score over Haley Peters  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Dolson goes up to score over Haley Peters
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas launches a trey as the UConn lead has ballooned to 21-2  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas launches a trey as the UConn lead has ballooned to 21-2
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Maya Moore outduels Allison Vernerey for a rebound
Maya Moore outduels Allison Vernerey for a rebound

Link to this Photo Jas on D, never giving up
Jas on D, never giving up
Link to this Photo Maya Moore and Karima Christmas tangle in the paint.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Maya Moore and Karima Christmas tangle in the paint.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Allison Vernerey gets one of Duke's seven first half steals.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Allison Vernerey gets one of Duke's seven first half steals.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey

Link to this Photo Kelly Faris (34) in the
Kelly Faris (34) in the "I didn't do it" pose after fouling Karima Christmas
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Allison Vernerey draws a foul from Maya Moore  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Allison Vernerey draws a foul from Maya Moore
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Vernerey made one of the two free throws and Duke trailed 23-4  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Vernerey made one of the two free throws and Duke trailed 23-4
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey

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Link to this Photo Shay Selby had an open look that clanked, better than some Duke shots in this stretch which didn't even draw iron.
Shay Selby had an open look that clanked, better than some Duke shots in this stretch which didn't even draw iron.
Link to this Photo Rebecca Lobo was virtually a part of the happy UConn huddle at the under 8:00 media time out.  Huskies up 26-4.
Rebecca Lobo was virtually a part of the happy UConn huddle at the under 8:00 media time out. Huskies up 26-4.
Link to this Photo At the 6:39 mark Jasmine finally found the hoop, her three made it 29-7 UConn.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
At the 6:39 mark Jasmine finally found the hoop, her three made it 29-7 UConn.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas extends the hand of friendship to Bria Hartley, who returns the gesture  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas extends the hand of friendship to Bria Hartley, who returns the gesture
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo A wide open lane to the basket for Kelly Faris
A wide open lane to the basket for Kelly Faris
Link to this Photo Chloe Wells makes it 34-9, assisted by Jas.  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
Chloe Wells makes it 34-9, assisted by Jas.
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells

Link to this Photo This was actually the beginning of a shot, with predictable results.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
This was actually the beginning of a shot, with predictable results.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Maya Moore puts UConn up 29.
Maya Moore puts UConn up 29.
Link to this Photo Even wide open shots like this Selby jumper had terrible results during the 41-15 first half massacre.  - Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby
Even wide open shots like this Selby jumper had terrible results during the 41-15 first half massacre.
 
Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby

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Link to this Photo Richa Jackson trips up Tiffany Hayes  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Richa Jackson trips up Tiffany Hayes
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray makes an entry pass  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray makes an entry pass
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Richa started the second half  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Richa started the second half
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson

Link to this Photo Karima Christmas scored the first basket of the second half  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas scored the first basket of the second half
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Richa got stuffed by Dolson here  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Richa got stuffed by Dolson here
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Link to this Photo Karima Christmas grabs an offensive rebound  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas grabs an offensive rebound
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas

Link to this Photo Bria Hartley gets a loose ball to a teammate
Bria Hartley gets a loose ball to a teammate
Link to this Photo Hoop and harm for Alli  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Hoop and harm for Alli
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey

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Link to this Photo Vernerey was taunted by the UConn with Australian barbs. Guess they didn't do their homework.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Vernerey was taunted by the UConn with Australian barbs. Guess they didn't do their homework.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Coach P unhappy on the sideline, and who wouldn't be.  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P unhappy on the sideline, and who wouldn't be.
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Coach P encourages the Duke press during a comeback spurt.  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P encourages the Duke press during a comeback spurt.
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie

Link to this Photo Karima Christmas forces a tieup with Maya Moore  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas forces a tieup with Maya Moore
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas hits a trey to cut the defict to 19.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas hits a trey to cut the defict to 19.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

Link to this Photo Jas goes coast-to-coast but comes up empty, another missed layup.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jas goes coast-to-coast but comes up empty, another missed layup.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Duke's bench remained active, here cheering a K.Thomas trip to the line.  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston, #4 Chloe Wells, #3 Shay Selby
Duke's bench remained active, here cheering a K.Thomas trip to the line.
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston, #4 Chloe Wells, #3 Shay Selby
Link to this Photo Krystal made one of two free throws, cutting the deficit back to 20.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal made one of two free throws, cutting the deficit back to 20.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

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Link to this Photo Jas drives on Kelly Faris as Coach P looks on  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jas drives on Kelly Faris as Coach P looks on
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Jas hefts a layup over Maya Moore, another miss  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jas hefts a layup over Maya Moore, another miss
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

Link to this Photo Up by only 20, Geno Auriemma pleads his case
Up by only 20, Geno Auriemma pleads his case
Link to this Photo Stefanie Dolson stuffs Chelsea Gray's shot.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Stefanie Dolson stuffs Chelsea Gray's shot.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Tiffany Hayes turns over Karima  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Tiffany Hayes turns over Karima
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas

Link to this Photo After a frustration foul, Chelsea heads to the bench  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
After a frustration foul, Chelsea heads to the bench
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Karima Christmas hit the deck hard after battling for a rebound.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas hit the deck hard after battling for a rebound.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo After UConn ran some clock Dolson found an easy lane, Huskies back up by 24
After UConn ran some clock Dolson found an easy lane, Huskies back up by 24

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Link to this Photo Coach P encourages her team to keep fighting  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P encourages her team to keep fighting
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Some individual coaching for Richa Jackson after she charged on a baseline drive.  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson, Joanne P. McCallie
Some individual coaching for Richa Jackson after she charged on a baseline drive.
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson, Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Geno Auriemma pumps his fist after back to back assisted UConn treys
Geno Auriemma pumps his fist after back to back assisted UConn treys

Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas hits a J  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas hits a J
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Tricia Liston drives on Maya Moore  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Tricia Liston drives on Maya Moore
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo Maya Moore seemingly suspended in space over Krystal Thomas, as Kelly Faris tries to seal off the inside.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Maya Moore seemingly suspended in space over Krystal Thomas, as Kelly Faris tries to seal off the inside.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

Link to this Photo The Husky throws a t-shirt as Richa is ready to get on with the game.  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
The Husky throws a t-shirt as Richa is ready to get on with the game.
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Link to this Photo Jas shoots over Heather Buck, a miss  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jas shoots over Heather Buck, a miss
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

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Link to this Photo Allison still competing inside  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Allison still competing inside
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Jas still shooting  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jas still shooting
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Alli drives to the goal to score over Moore  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Alli drives to the goal to score over Moore
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey

Link to this Photo Richa exits with some disappointment  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Richa exits with some disappointment
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Link to this Photo Richa on the bench with Coach Stafford-Odom  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson, Trisha Stafford-Odom
Richa on the bench with Coach Stafford-Odom
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson, Trisha Stafford-Odom

Link to this Photo Lorin Dixon and Shay Selby collide  - Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby
Lorin Dixon and Shay Selby collide
 
Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby
Link to this Photo Coach P wanted the charge but didn't get it, foul was called on Selby  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P wanted the charge but didn't get it, foul was called on Selby
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Coach P had to wait 23 seconds to shake hands as Geno stayed on the bench until the clock hit 0:00  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P had to wait 23 seconds to shake hands as Geno stayed on the bench until the clock hit 0:00
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie

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Link to this Photo Ballgame
Ballgame

Link to this Photo Rebecca Lobo interviews Geno
Rebecca Lobo interviews Geno



UConn Crushes Duke, 87-51
The Nutshell
 
UConn Crushes Duke, 87-51
Game Recap

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