Sacred Heart vs. UConn Post Game Notes

Dec. 31, 2006

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Sacred Heart vs. UConn Post Game Notes

The Pioneers and Huskies squared off for the first time Sunday afternoon. SHU was the final Division I school to make their way onto UConn's schedule.

The 82-40 loss snaps a three-game winning streak the Pioneers brought in against the Big East Conference.

Sunday's game marked the fourth time in SHU's Division I history they have faced a ranked opponent. Sacred Heart is 0-4 in those games.

The Pioneers end non-conference play at 5-6, their first losing non-league record since going 3-6 in 2004-05.

Senior Amanda Pape became Sacred Heart's all-time leading scorer with 19 points. Pape passes Diane Nichols (1987-91) - 1,632 - and now has 1,635 career points. Pape also set the all-time record for career field goals made. She passes Nicholls (560) and is now at 562 career field goals.

Sunday's game was Pape's 100th career start for Sacred Heart.

Sophomore Katie Brown made her first career start, replacing senior Jasmine Walker in the starting line-up. Walker, who injured her ankle in Thursday's win over Stony Brook, was a game-time scratch. Walker missed her first game in nearly two years. The last time she missed a game was on January 6, 2005 at Monmouth.

The Pioneers shot a season-low 27.6% (16-58) from the field and 9.1% from three point range, making just 2-of-22 from behind the arc.

SHU did a good job of taking care of the basketball, turning the ball over just 12 times, tying their season-low mark (12 vs. La Salle).

UConn's bench outscored SHU's 30-0, the first time this season the Pioneer bench has been held without a point.

The Huskies held a 54-14 scoring edge in the paint and outrebounded Sacred Heart 57-20, elading to 22 second chance points for UConn.