According to the ESPN box score we had a total of 12 defensive rebounds all game on 33 missed shots by Connecticut. That simply is not good enough. The one sequence when I knew it was over occurred when we had cut the second half lead to six, but gave up three possessions on the next trip due to our lack of rebounding. UConn scored and really sapped our will at that point.
I don't blame the players or the coaching. UConn's front court was bigger and more athletic which is a problem that can only be fixed through recruiting.