Connecticut’s Maya Moore struggled to get open all night against Rutgers’ smothering defense. Then, given a rare open look from long range, the fabulous freshman shot the Huskies back into the Final Four.
Moore hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than 3 minutes left to propel top-seeded UConn past the No. 2-seeded Scarlet Knights 66-56 on Tuesday night in the Greensboro Regional championship.
Renee Montgomery and Ketia Swanier each scored 15 points to lead the Huskies (36-1), who rallied from a 14-point deficit to win their 15th straight game and reach their ninth Final Four — but first since winning the 2004 national championship.
“I would say maybe it’s our turn,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “Also, I think the price some of these kids have paid, the last four years and this year in particular, they were destined and due. They’ve risen to every challenge they’ve faced and I couldn’t be prouder.”
-- The Associated Press