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UConn Beat Idaho By 68 in the First Round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

March Madness is also going on for the women of college basketball. Today, in the first round of women’s NCAA basketball action, the #1 seed Connecticut Huskies beat Idaho 105-37. Yes, a 68-point victory for the 7-time national champions. Before you get too impressed, know that it wasn’t even the biggest margin of victory in tournament history. From ESPN:

It wasn’t the biggest margin of victory ever in an NCAA tournament game. That belongs to Tennessee which beat North Carolina A&T by 74 points in 1994.

UConn had first-round wins of 71 points over Hampton in 2000 and 72 against Long Island in 2001.

The Huskies beat Kansas State 72-26 in last year’s tournament, the record for fewest points in a game.

If you’re looking for another reason the 68-point win is no big deal, the UConn women’s team beat Holy Cross by 80 in November 2010. So, yeah, whatever, I’ve seen bigger. The other #1 seeds in the women’s tournament, Notre Dame, Stanford and Baylor, all play tomorrow.

[USA TODAY Sports Images]

 

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