UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson busted out the Michael Jordan shrug in the middle of one of the best shooting nights in NCAA history

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team — winners of 107 consecutive games — steam-rolled USF on Monday night to win the AAC Tournament Championship and clinch yet another AAC crown. 

In all, the performance was rather ho-hum for the top-ranked Huskies. The team opened on a 12-0 run and cruised to an eye-popping, if routine, 100-44 victory. 

But what the forgettable final score does not show is the record-setting shooting night from UConn sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson.

Samuelson, who is 6-foot-3, went 10 for 10 from beyond the 3-point line. This marked a new NCAA record for women’s basketball, and tied an NCAA record.

Most impressively, Samuelson achieved this in three quarters. 

“Actually, the past couple games, I was kind of worried about my shot a little bit,” Samuelson said after the game. “Coach just told me to calm down, that everyone goes through it. So just focus and shoot it.”

She continued: “I didn’t even know I made all my three’s today. I really am convinced I missed one.”

Well, Katie, you didn’t! 

The most impressive trey of the Samuelson’s night came on a broken play during the second half, when she heaved one up from NBA range and found nothing but net. Fittingly, she busted out a little “MJ Shrug” on her way back down the court.

Samuelson did miss two shots from within the three-point arc, and finished with a cool 40. 

For reference, USF reached 40 points as a team with 3:41 remaining in the game. 


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