Nelson-Ododa Leads No. 3 UConn Over Georgetown 72-41

Connecticut v Villanova
Rich Schultz

Olivia Nelson-Ododa scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds Saturday to lead No. 3 UConn to a 72-41 win over Georgetown.

The Huskies (10-0, 9-0 Big East), coming off a road win over rival Tennessee, cruised despite sitting two key players, guards Paige Bueckers and Anna Makurat, with injuries.

Christyn Williams added 17 points, Aubrey Griffin scored 15 and Evina Westbrook added 13 points and nine assists.

Freshman Kelsey Ransom scored 13 points and Yasmin Ott had 10 for Georgetown (1-5, 1-5).

The Hoyas scored the game’s first points on a 3-pointer from the left corner by Ott, but the Huskies quickly took control.

Griffin had eight points and three rebounds in the first quarter and UConn led 21-9 after 10 minutes.

Connecticut outscored the Hoyas 18-2 in the second quarter. The Huskies held Georgetown without a point for the final 7 1/2 minutes of the first half and led 39-11 at the break.

Nelson-Ododa’s second 3-pointer of the game gave the Huskies a 51-21 lead in the third as the Huskies stretched their lead.

UConn scored 29 points off of 22 Georgetown turnovers.


Georgetown: The Hoyas have had 11 games either canceled or postponed due to COVID-related issues and have played the fewest contests of any Big East school.

UConn: Bueckers, who came in averaging 17 points a game, and Makurat were both in walking boots. Bueckers rolled her ankle during the Huskies win at Tennessee on Thursday and was held out as a precaution, with a game at No. 15 Arkansas coming up next week. The team announced Saturday that Makurat would be out indefinitely with an injury to her right leg.


Georgetown: The Hoyas are scheduled to host St. John’s on Wednesday night.

UConn: The Huskies travel to No. 15 Arkansas on Thursday. That game was added to the schedule last week after both teams had contests against other opponents postponed.

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