No. 2 UConn was forced to play the American Athletic Conference Tournament without injured All-American Katie Lou Samuelson and may have become a more complete team as a result.
Napheesa Collier scored 25 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, and the Huskies beat UCF 66-45 Monday night to win their sixth straight league tournament championship.
Freshman Christyn Williams had 13 points and Crystal Dangerfield added 12 for Connecticut (31-2), which improved to 120-0 against AAC opponents since the league was formed in 2013.
Olivia Nelson-Ododa, who started her fourth straight game since Samuelson suffered a back injury nine days ago, had seven points and 11 rebounds. In three tournament games, the 6-foot-4 freshman scored 34 points, had 32 rebounds and was a defensive force in the lane with seven blocked shots. >> Read more
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