Collier helps No. 2 UConn rout Vanderbilt 80-42
UNCASVILLE — Crystal Dangerfield scored 19 points and Napheesa Collier added 15 points and 16 rebounds to help No. 2 UConn rout Vanderbilt 80-42 on Saturday night in the Hall of Fame Showcase.
Katie Lou Samuelson added 15 points while Megan Walker had 14 for the Huskies (2-0).
UConn jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter. Vanderbilt (1-4) cut its deficit to 25-15 midway through the second quarter before the Huskies put the game away with a 13-0 burst. Collier scored seven points during the run.
The Huskies led 44-21 at the half as Collier finished the opening 20 minutes with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Vanderbilt could get no closer in the second half.
Chelsie Hall scored 12 points to lead the Commodores.
The Huskies are 20-0 all-time at Mohegan Sun and have played a nonconference game there for the past five seasons. … The Huskies have won 49 straight nonconference games, dating back to Nov. 17, 2014. … Mariella Fasoula played for Greece in the FIBA World Cup this past fall and averaged 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. … UConn improved to 60-1 in the month of November over the past 10 years. The lone loss came to Stanford in 2014.
HALL OF FAME REUNION
UConn’s Chris Dailey and Vanderbilt’s Mickie DeMoss were both inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this past summer. They were the first assistant coaches to be enshrined in the Hall. Dailey has been at UConn for its entire run over the past three decades while DeMoss was huge in the success at Tennessee. DeMoss just joined Vanderbilt’s staff this year.
Vanderbilt: Hosts Tennessee State on Wednesday.
UConn: Plays Mississippi on Thursday in the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands.