UConn opens March Madness race with Vermont 95-52

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma was a little worried about how this Huskies team might respond to the pressure of the NCAA Tournament.

He needn’t have worried.

Few teams can match the strength and athleticism of Connecticut’s frontcourt and Vermont was not one of those teams.

Aaliyah Edwards scored 28 points, Dorka Juhasz added a double-double and the second-seeded Huskies beat the 15th-seeded Huskies 95-52 on Saturday, giving Connecticut its 29th straight victory in the opening round of the tournament.
“I knew personally from the jump ball that I was going to be able to dominate inside individually,” Edwards said. “And I think Dorka held her own as well and I think we went together as a team.”
Juhasz scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, the Hungarian’s 13th double-double this season for the sixth-ranked Huskies.
Caroline Ducharme added 12 points, helping Connecticut (30-5) to its 26th 30-win season in Geno Auriemma’s 38 years as coach.