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26 turnovers cripple No. 11 Seminoles, fall to No. 1 UConn

In a matchup between two of the top teams in the country, No. 1 UConn was able to dismantle the No. 11 Florida State Seminoles with their trademark defense.

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Uncasville, CT -- Connecticut broke off with speed and skill just minutes into the game against the Seminoles.

Right from the start, both teams pushed the tempo, looking to play fast, but the Huskies proved to be a little too quick for FSU in the first quarter, as they took a 22 to 14 to end the quarter, with ten of Connecticut's points from FSU's turnovers.

Moriah Jefferson and Breanna Stewart made it look almost effortless breaking through FSU's man-on-man defense with precise passes and quick drives to the basket

The Huskies continued to finesse their way to a 14-point lead at the end of the first half up 37 to 23. Jefferson began threading the needle to her teammates, easily getting the ball into the paint for a simple layup.

Morgan Tuck, Breanna Stewart, and Jefferson each had nine points in the first half for Connecticut. Florida State was unable to match the Huskies' length and quickness with double-digit turnovers in just the first half.

Connecticut was able to slow down the Seminoles' fast-paced play, pressuring them on defense and forcing Florida State to commit a plethora of turnovers. The Huskies continued to assert themselves, which in turn made things difficult offensively for Florida State, as it halted their ability to be relentless on the glass.

The Huskies continued to flow as they remained solid with aggressive defense and quick offense. Stewart stayed a threat with five blocks and 11 points by the third quarter.

Offensively, the Huskies have been able to be successful because of their willingness to pass, moving the ball around the perimeter and making that extra pass to further propel them into a comfortable spot to score.

Turnovers really started to become a detriment for the Seminoles, as the Huskies take an even bigger lead at the end of the third quarter, 57 to 33, 20 of those points coming from Florida State's turnovers.

The Seminoles tried to get on a run, but their inability to take care of the ball left them unable to produce enough offense to stay relevant in the game, as Connecticut's pressure proved to be too much for Florida State to overcome.

The Huskies' win 73 to 49 and are now 8-0 on the season.