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Sat04192014

Sports

No. 1 U-Conn thumps Tigers

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The University of Memphis Tigers got a first-hand view of big-time women's basketball going up against the top-ranked Huskies of Connecticut and absorbing a 90-49 thumping at the FedExForum on Saturday.

Memphis battled for a short while, up by three with six minutes elapsed. Then UConn switched into another gear and proved why this year's team is No. 1 and is building – once again – on a championship pedigree.

The Huskies – now sporting a 15-0 record – held the Tigers without a basket for 9 minutes and 8 seconds during one stretch of the second half.

Memphis guard Ariel Hearn had 20 points to lead the Tigers.

The game was played at the FedExForum following the men's team loss to Cincinnati on the same floor Saturday Morning.