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Monday, January 07, 2008

Techsters aren't alone in struggles

The Lady Techsters aren't the only former national champions suffering strange losses this season. The Purdue women lost 100-50 to Connecticut in West Lafayette, Ind., on Sunday.

"Everybody they've played has gotten beaten by 30, 35 points," Purdue coach Sharon Versyp told the Associated Press. "We're not alone in this."
But it was Purdue's worst loss ever and came despite the fact that Purdue has a similar athletic budget to UConn.

In other surprising games on Sunday, No. 15 DePaul lost 97-68 to unranked Pittsburgh, No. 7 Georgia lost by 10 to unranked Xavier and No. 2 Stanford lost to unranked USC by one after getting schooled by UCLA on Friday. On Saturday, Tennessee defeated No. 14 Notre Dame 87-63, about the same margin that they beat the Techsters. And surprising Arkansas humiliated once powerful Texas Tech 80-57.

It may be hard for Techsters' fans to understand why their team is struggling, but at least they're not alone.


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