Monday morning headline: Tiffany Hayes goes where no Connecticut player had gone before
Precisely where to place Tiffany Hayes in the canon of Connecticut lore has never been an easy question to answer. On at least one count, she just made it simple.
No Connecticut player ever scored more points in back-to-back games than Hayes. Not Kerry Bascom, Rebecca Lobo, Nykesha Sales, Diana Taurasi or Maya Moore.
The senior earned that bit of history with 68 points in the past week, setting a career high with 35 points at Syracuse on Thursday and nearly matching it with 33 points against South Florida on Saturday. The regular season is 2Â½ months old, yet Hayes was so prolific that 20 percent of her total points came within 48 hours.
It was a great sustained performance from a player who has as much ability to alter the national championship picture as anyone.
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