On Monday night, the Oregon Ducks beat the brakes off the UConn Huskies 74-56 in UConn’s house giving Connecticut their first home loss in 7 years. It was Geno Auriemma’s biggest defeat in that building. Ever.
Geno Auriemma’s Huskies ran college basketball for the last two decades as they recruited every star player from the beginning of time. Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart, basically every star WNBA player whose name you recognize played in Connecticut.
But the field has become more balanced and this season couldn’t be a bigger indicator of that then UConn getting their ass beat by the Baylor Lady Bears and the new face of college basketball, Kim Mulkey, and her technicolor dream pantsuits.
Now, Oregon came to town and showed Geno firsthand why UConn is a relic of the past. The best college basketball player in the country plays for the Ducks and all she does is win games and record triple-doubles.
Sabrina doing Sabrina things early 😤 pic.twitter.com/dfNjMbXSuH
— espnW (@espnW) February 4, 2020
Sabrina Ionescu finished this W with 10 points, 9 assists and 9 rebounds which was just a pass and a board away from her 24th triple-double of the season. Her 23 triple-double is the NCAA record among both men or women and although I don’t typically give a shit about triple-doubles, when Ionescu records them, her team wins.
Ionescu is scoring 17.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.5 assists on 50% shooting from the field and 35% from the 3-point line as she attempts to lead Oregon to the National Championship. Bullying UConn is only one step in the process.
In her college career, she has amassed 2,365 points, 948 rebounds and 982 assists. She is about to become the first and only player in NCAA history, men or women, to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.
I’m not playing with you when I say homegirl is the absolute GOAT.
The 5-foot-11 point guard is a lock for the National Player of the Year and will without a doubt be the No. 1 overall draft pick to the Liberty and running the streets of New York by this time next year.
Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina better hope they get traded at the deadline this season because they are going to be the worst point guards in New York once Sabrina Ionescu comes to town.
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