Collier, Dangerfield carry UConn women past Temple

January 19, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — UConn had Napheesa Collier and Crystal Dangerfield. That was more than enough.

Both players set high marks in scoring — Collier with a season-high 29 points and Dangerfield with a career-high 24 — as the second-ranked Huskies cruised to an 88-67 victory over Temple Saturday afternoon at the Liacouras Center.

Dangerfield went coast-to-coast to beat the halftime-buzzer with a layup, sending the Huskies into the break up 42-25 and on their way to their 106th straight victory in American Athletic Conference play.

UConn moved to 16-1 on the season, including 5-0 the AAC, while Temple dropped to 4-13 (0-5).

Forward Megan Walker — who had a career-high 34 points and 10 rebounds against Tulane on Wednesday — finished with 11 points.

In addition to leading the Huskies in scoring, Collier grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds.

The Huskies will return home Wednesday to face SMU at Gampel Pavilion (7 p.m.).

Slow going: Christyn Williams played only four minutes in the first half after picking up two fouls. It marked the start of another quiet game for the freshman, who had only two points on 1-of-6 shooting and fouled out with 1:41 remaining.

For a cause: Both teams wore shirts during warmups with “We Back Pat” inscribed on the front. The game was part of a campaign to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease in memory of former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.

dbonjour@ctpost.com; @DougBonjour

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