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Published: Saturday, March 29 2014 2:05 p.m. MDT

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Orem, UT

nice, take down them huskies!

Idaho Falls, ID

Cougs having a real hard time taking care of the ball, especially Eaton, otherwise BYU would be leading by double digits. Shooting lights out is keeping them n the game.
Foul calls extremely lopsided.

Salt Lake City, UT

A great job so far to only be down 1 at the half.

Storrs, CT

Well, good first half, Cougars. Actually made me watch an entire game. Both men and women on to the Elite Eight! See you folks at the Rent this fall!

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Took a while to UConn to wake up, but they did.

South Jordan, UT

Outcome is no surprise. The Cougs played with toughness. Had they played just average in the 1st half, a likely ten point lead would have made a big difference in the second half.

Proud of the team and coaches!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Great job, ladies of BYU! 33 point underdogs and, as I said to BYU fan before the game, I thought the over/under points for BYU was 30! BYU had the largest lead on Conn. for the year to date and led in the second half. Players, coaches, and BYU fans can hold their head high and be proud, IMO!

Orem, UT

Good showing for the Cougars - led UConn by 6 in the first half (largest deficit of the season for UConn) and first team all season to have a lead over the Huskies in the 2nd half.

Congratulations to the BYU Lady Cougars on a great season!

Cinci Man

Congratulations ladies! Hold your heads high. What a great team you are and it was a great season for your fans. We wish you all the very best in life. You are great examples of so many things that are good. Thank you. Thanks you. Thanks you.

Carolina K

What a great game. Am an NCSU fan. Loved watching THurl Bailey play in 83 and fun watching his niece play now. Byu is a great team. Remind me of VIrginia Men's team - efficient, patient. . I thought the game turned on bad ref calls. Looks like there is big pressure to have UConn play ND and the refs helped it happen. BYU is well coached and just fun to watch. As an ACC fan, I know some good Bball when I see it and BYU women's BBall is REAL good bBALL.

Burlington, CT

Great game BYU Lady Cougars. you really made UConn earn their win today. down by only 1 point at half. closest anyone has been and stayed all season. job well-done, almost.

Funny/witty screen name
Orem, UT

Nice game, way to represent!!
Go Cougs!

Rose Bowl call yet?
Salt Lake City, UT

Big 12

It's laughable that a BYU hater is hanging her hat on BYU finally wearing down in the 2nd half.

BYU held the largest lead (+6) over UConn this season and is the ONLY team to hold a lead over the Huskies in the 2nd half this season.

Unlike the men's and women's teams on the hill, BYU at least made to the Big Dance, and the BYU women gave one of the most dominant women's teams in NCAA history a real scare, before eventually losing.

Horrible Stumper
Hyrum, UT

Congratulations to the BYU women. They represented themselves and their University well. Can't really say enough good about them, other than job well done.

Hyrum, UT

Previous to this game, UConn had been beating their NCAA tournament games by an average of 41 points per game. So to lose by under 20 points is actually quite commendable.

The Associated Press (AP) game summary article said BYU gave UConn its first real test of the tournament in being the only team all year to have a lead over UConn in the 2nd half of the game and by trailing by only 1 point at halftime.

Also, BYU's 6 point first half lead was UConn's biggest deficit of their entire season. In addition, BYU beat the Las Vegas point spread by 14 points.... something that seldom happens in college basketball. BYU had 19 fouls called against them to only 7 against UConn.

Overall, an unexpectedly impressive game by the Lady Cougars.


BYU lost, but they rattled UConn enough for me to predict the latter isn't going to win it all this year.

St Louis, MO

I kinda know this feeling. My HS team was in the Utah 3A state final in 1990 against a team nobody gave us a chance against (Shawn Bradley's Emery team). We gave them a better game than anyone else had in the tournament, and were within a few points late in the game, but still ended up on the wrong side of the score. BYU's women should feel great about their season, but I know from experience these games sting for a long time.

Ute parents - me Cougar
Rathdrum, ID

I think this game will help with recruiting. Nice run Cougars.

South Jordan, UT

Any chance the DN could put the box score so we could read it??

Storrs, CT

esodije, I hope to see them prove you wrong next week. The only thing I'm worried about is the fact that they haven't really played any games that have gone down to the last couple minutes (well, Baylor kind of was), where Notre Dame's had 2. I don't think they'll shoot from the perimeter this poorly again, though, which is where they are accustomed to getting a lot of scoring.

For people complaining about officials: two teams put their seasons on the line and played a tough game. Taking anything away from that is disrespectful to both teams.

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