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Magazine Says UConn's Sales Still Doesn't Have Record

March 11, 1998|Associated Press

The controversy over Nykesha Sales' scoring record won't go away.

The staged basket that put Sales in the Connecticut record books may have been meaningless because she was wrongly credited for two points in an earlier game at Seton Hall, according to the premiere issue of ESPN The Magazine.

However, Seton Hall--which didn't find out about the possible scoring discrepancy until Tuesday--said it won't change the box score it kept for its Jan. 22 game against UConn that gave Sales 25 points.

"That's what our stat crew put down and that's what we're standing by," said Maria Wozniak, a spokeswoman for Seton Hall's athletic department.

So that means that as far as the Pirates, the Huskies and the NCAA are concerned, it appears Sales will keep the hotly debated school scoring record of 2,178 points--for now.

"This is so unbelievable how one collegiate career record is taking on this life of its own," said Jim Wright, director of statistics for the NCAA. "I can't believe it."

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