STORRS, Conn. - Four St. Joseph's players scored in double figures Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough to get the ninth-seeded Hawks past mighty Connecticut.
St. Joseph's fell, 91-52, to No. 1 UConn in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Gampel Pavilion.
"We played really strong today," said Hawks coach Cindy Griffin, "and I can say that these kids left everything out on the floor."
Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Bria Hartley had 20 apiece for UConn, which improved to 36-0.
The Hawks (23-10) never led and quickly found themselves in a big hole. Stefanie Dolson opened the scoring for the Huskies just seven seconds in and within the first 2 minutes, 15 seconds, the lead had grown to 10-0. From there, St. Joseph's never got within eight points.