Connecticut Women Basketball vs South Carolina December 17, 2007

Photographs of the game

Tina Charles had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Ketia Swanier added 15 points in UConn's 97-39 lopsided victory over South Carolina on Monday night at the Gampel Pavillion. But the big story of the night was Kalana Greene's injury. Greene was hurt while driving the right side of the lane for a layup with 2:44 left in the first half and UConn leading 35-18. She planted for the shot and her right knee bulged and slid out from under her as she collided with South Carolina's Demetress Adams. Greene remained on the floor for several minutes writhing in pain, and had to be helped from the floor by two trainers. She was taken to a local hospital for an MRI. It turned out to be a season ending ligament tear. Greene, who is from Saint Stephens, S.C., had been averaging 8.6 points and over 5 rebounds per game. She already had six points and four rebounds against the Gamecocks, a team that had recruited her heavily. How this will affect UConn's run to the Final Four is unknown at this time. It certainly will be an opportunity to see some of the deep bench that Auriemma has to draw from. Game notes: The Huskies held the Gamecocks to just one field goal in the final 11 minutes of the game. South Carolina was led by Ilona Burgrova and Adams, who each scored 9 points. Adams fouled out with 10:52 left in the game. Connecticut never trailed, scoring the first eight points of the game and that was as close as South Carolina would get. Both teams had some ragged play after not playing for 11/2 weeks during exam break. The Huskies hit just seven of their first 21 shots and South Carolina was just 2-of-12 to start the game. The Gamecocks shot just 21 percent from the field. The Gamecocks scored first after intermission, but UConn responded with a 14-0 and the rout was on.

All images Copyright 2007 Jerry Molaver

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