Are There Any Questions?

By Richard Kent
Updated: December 19, 2008

CONNECTICUT – If there is any doubt as to who is the best women’s college basketball team in the country one need only look to UConn’s recent 106-78 drubbing of powerful Oklahoma at Storrs.

After the game, Oklahoma coach, Sherri Coale told head coach Auriemma that “if you play like that, shoot like that, you might win the men’s national championship.”

UConn was led in the game by the best one-three punch maybe in the history of women’s college basketball. Renee Montgomery had 30 points and 13 assists, Maya Moore had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Tina Charles had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Freshman Carolina Doty opened it up inside for Charles by shooting a perfect 6-for-6 from three-point land. She became the first player in Connecticut history to hit as many three’s in a game without a miss.

And she has had some good company with the likes of Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Shea Ralph having played for UConn. On the season, UConn is shooting over 45% from three-point land.

UConn also showed that it has a very strong inside game against Penn State at Madison Square Garden this past Sunday as the Huskies had little trouble getting the ball inside to Charles throughout the game.

North Carolina is playing some great basketball but Coale noted that she has played both teams thus far this season and there is no comparison as UConn is much better.

Carolina only beat a good but not great Xavier team by six at home and impressed few in the process.

Rutgers is simply not Rutgers this season. Their recent two point win over Prairie View A & M indicates that. Tennessee is still too young, starting only freshman and sophomores and lost not only a home game to upstart Virginia but a road game at Texas.

Stanford has suffered a loss and California is good but not great. Duke has already lost to an average Hartford team.

It looks at this point in the season like UConn will be cutting down the nets in St. Louis.