UConn basketball may not be big or strong enough to beat Brittney Griner's Lady Bears, but they still have the rest of women's college basketball in a headlock. In case you were still sleeping on the Lady Huskies, they used Idaho to shake the rest of the tournament from their daydreams. UConn is still coming for a title.
On Saturday afternoon, UConn made mashed potatoes of the Idaho Vandals in a 105-37 win. The final score may sound like the setup for a Southwest Airlines "wanna get away?" advertisement, but this was much longer than 30 seconds. Sadly, Idaho couldn't find anybody willing to trigger a fire alarm and evacuate the arena because they had to stick around for all 40 minutes. While the margin of victory seems ridiculous, it wasn't even the largest of the decade in tournament history for UConn.
According to Masslive.com:
It wasn’t the biggest margin of victory ever in an NCAA tournament game. That belongs to Tennessee which beat North Carolina A&T by 74 points in 1994.
UConn had first-round wins of 71 points over Hampton in 2000 and 72 against Long Island in 2001.
The Huskies beat Kansas State 72-26 in last year’s tournament, the record for fewest points in a game.
Idaho shouldn't hang its head. UConn is scooping up the top female players in the nation. UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis' team-high 22 points nearly outscored Idaho on its own. We pity the fools that cross UConn's path before the Final Four.