STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn coach Geno Auriemma said he's had teams play worse in opening games.
He's certainly had some play a lot better.
Christyn Williams scored 24 points and the fifth-ranked Huskies began their season Sunday with a closer-than-expected 72-61 win over California.
Megan Walker scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Crystal Dangerfield added 14 points for UConn, which has not lost a season opener since 1995.
"It was a weird game," Auriemma said. "We had a hard time getting anything going on the offensive end. It was kind of a mish-mosh of things. So I was really disappointed in that, because I think we've spent a lot of time on that. That kind of surprised me a little bit."
Sara Anastasieska led all scorers with 25 points and Alysia Styles added 13 for Cal (1-1) which led just once at 7-6 but stayed within striking distance of the Huskies for most of the game. >> Read more
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