UConn women avoid consecutive losses once more, throttle No. 17 DePaul 100-67

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Alexa Philippou, Hartford Courant
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Historically speaking, you don’t want to be the team that plays UConn after a loss. The program hasn’t lost consecutive games since March 1993.

UConn stayed true to form Sunday afternoon in Chicago, rebounding from Thursday’s loss to No. 19 Arkansas with a dominant 100-67 victory over No. 17 DePaul.

The UConn women have now played 1,005 games without consecutive losses.

Christyn Williams scored a season-high 29 points for the Huskies (11-1, 9-0 Big East), and Paige Bueckers secured her first career double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. She was only three rebounds shy of a triple-double.

Evina Westbrook also joined the double-double party with 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Aaliyah Edwards, Olivia Nelson-Ododa and Aubrey Griffin each chipped in 10 points.

DePaul (9-4, 6-2) was led by Sonya Morris (19 points) and Lexi Held (16).

UConn started out slow, trailing 22-18 going into the second quarter, before turning that around to a 14-point halftime edge. The Huskies regained the lead for good behind a 16-2 run, thanks to a slew of threes from Bueckers and six points apiece from Williams and Edwards. After missing her first three shots and only scoring a single point in the first, Bueckers shot 4-for-4 from beyond the arc in the second quarter and went into the break with 15.

The Huskies only continued to gain momentum from there, besting DePaul 32-14 in the third quarter to jump ahead by 30. Williams scored 13 of the team’s points that frame.

Saylor Poffenbarger, the program’s early enrollee, made her first career appearance at the end of the game and attempted three three-pointers in the final 1:45.

Alexa Philippou can be reached at aphilippou@courant.com