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Stanford vs. UConn: Best and Worst


Here's a look at the best and worst from Stanford's 68-58 loss at UConn tonight. 


Best Tributes: UConn players wore OSU patches on the front of their jerseys, Stanford players had orange shoe laces and hair ties, and coaches from both teams sported orange ribbons to honor the memories of Oklahoma State women's basketball head coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna, who died in a plane crash last week.

Worst Start: The game was scoreless until Chiney Ogwumike made a free throw more than 3 minutes in. UConn, which shot 70.7% in a recent win against Pacific, missed its first 10 shots, while the Cardinal started 2-for-11. Stanford led 5-4 with 12:38 to play in the first half. 

Best Freshmen: Stanford's Jasmine Camp was very impressive off the bench, pouring in 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range. UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis stole the show, scoring a game-high 25 points and grabbing 8 rebounds in 33 minutes.


Worst Foul Trouble: Nneka Ogwumike picked up her second foul with more than 12 minutes to play in the first half and spent all but 6 minutes of the first half on the bench. Thanks to UConn's ice cold shooting, the Cardinal trailed only 32-26 at the break. Nneka scored a team-high 22 points in only 23 minutes, including 6 as part of a 10-2 Stanford run at the start of the second half that gave Stanford a 36-34 lead. She played the last 9 minutes with four fouls. 


Best Screen: Sarah Boothe, who played 19 minutes with Nneka hampered by foul trouble, set a mean screen at halfcourt in the second half. She finished with 8 points on 4-of-5 shooting.  


Worst Stat: The Cardinal has struggled on the East Coast against quality opponents over the last 11 years. 

Best Block Party: UConn blocked nine shots, including five in the first 10 minutes of the game. 


Best Duo: Chiney had a cold night shooting (3-for-12) and committed 5 turnovers, but she did grab 12 rebounds. The Ogwumike sisters were overshadowed by Mosqueda-Lewis and Bria Hartley, who combined for 44 of the Huskies' 68 points. Hartley shot 8-for-16 from the field and also added 4 assists, 3 steals, and 3 rebounds. 

Worst Ballhandling: Stanford committed 16 turnovers, while the Huskies committed 7.