Collier Leads UConn to Rout of UCF

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Naphessa Collier had 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals to help No. 4 UConn rout UCF 78-41 on Sunday.

She led five Huskies in double figures, including Christyn Williams who had all 12 of her points in the second half.

UConn (23-2, 11-0 American) forced 23 turnovers and jumped out to a 23-4 lead over the Knights led by Collier, who scored or assisted on 16 of the first 20 points the team scored. UCF (20-5, 9-3) responded with a 17-7 run but then went into a four-minute scoring drought and never recovered.

Kay Kay Wright scored 17 points for UCF, which didn't attempt a free throw until midway through the third quarter.


Katie Lou Samuelson was held without a basket, going 0-for-5 from the field but made all 12 free throws. She moved into fourth place all-time on the UConn scoring list passing UCF assistant Nykesha Sales (2,178 points).


UConn: The Huskies struggled from behind the arc early on (2-for-10), but they picked it up in the second half, knocking down (6-of-9) in the second half.

UCF: The Knights forced the Huskies into 21 turnovers, but they were only able to turn those opportunities into 14 points.


UConn: Hosts Memphis on Wednesday.

UCF: At Wichita State on Wednesday.

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