240 Game winning streak snapped
Georgia Tech held the Huskies to 5 points in the fourth quarter, and the Yellow Jackets would go on to easily hand Uconn its first loss to an unranked opponent since Feb. 18, 2021, when St. Johns last claimed the accomplishment.
Uconn shot 31 percent from the field and didn’t seem in control in any quarter of Thursday nights contest, a game the Huskies went into without superstar guard Paige Bueckers, sophomore guard Nika Mühl, rising-star freshman guard Azzi Fudd, or sophomore forward Aubrey Griffin.
Georgia Tech, who also squeaked out an upset against in-state rival Georgia on Sunday, improved to 7-2 with the win at home. The Yellow Jackets noted that they were playing Thursday’s game in spirit, for Associate Head Coach Tasha Butts, who is undergoing treatment for advanced-stage breast cancer.
Lotta-Maj Lahtinen lead all scorers with 15 points and Nerea Hermosa added 13, in a game which their opponents couldn’t find any offensive consistency. “You’re always told that if you work hard, play good defense, around the ball, you have a pretty good chance to win the game,” Coach Geno Auriemma said after the loss. “But its not going to win the game for you, you’ve still got to score.”
Christyn Williams led the Huskies with 13 points, and no one outside of Senior forward Olivia Nelson-Ododa, seemed prepared to contribute significantly.
Uconn turned the ball over 16 times in the upset, and couldn’t find a bucket, in the fourth quarter, until 1:18 left in regulation.
The Huskies(5-2) will travel to Newark to face UCLA on Saturday, December 11.