UConn battled bouts on inconsistency again before pulling away for a 72-59 victory over winless Coppin State on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.
Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 points and No. 1 UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul
UConn, which has regularly sputtered in the first half of gams, will try to break that habit on Saturday against Coppin State at Gampel Pavilion.
When Azurá Stevens made the decision to transfer from Duke despite putting forth scintillating performances during her two seasons there, she looked forward to the challenges that come with playing for Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma.
UConn stumbled out of the gate and never fully recovered, losing to former Big East rival Syracuse, 72-63, in the Jimmy V Classic before a lively Madison Square Garden crowd of 17,532.