No. 3 UCONN at GEORGETOWN
Site: McDonough Arena, Washington, D.C.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
TV: SNY (Andrew Catalon, Meghan Culmo and Kerith Burke)
Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske)
Series history: UConn, 44-6
Last meeting: UConn, 80-38, Feb. 11, 2012, Gampel Pavilion
Streaks: UConn L1; Georgetown W3
UCONN (12-1, 0-1)
5 CAROLINE DOTY, G, 5-10, Sr., 4.8 – Career-high 12 rebounds against Oregon, one vs. Notre Dame
30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-4, Fr, 14.8 – Nine rebounds, six blocks vs. Notre Dame
14 BRIA HARTLEY, G, 5-7, Jr., 9.3 –Played only seven minutes at Oregon; nine points vs. Notre Dame
31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Jr., 12.3 – Tied with Stewart for rebounding lead (6.8)
34 KELLY FARIS, G, 5-11, Sr., 10.0 – Second in nation in assist/turnover ratio (47 to 10)
13 BRIANNA BANKS, G, 5-9, So., 8.8 – Averaging 18.5 minutes off the bench
23 KALEENA MOSQUEDA-LEWIS, F, 6-0, So., 16.9 – Shooting 52.2 percent from three-point range
GEORGETOWN (10-4, 1-0)
14 SUGAR RODGERS, G, 5-11, Sr., 26.1 – Big East’s leading scorer has already taken 126 three-pointers (made 46).
11 ANDREA WHITE, F, 6-0, Jr., -11.3 – Leads team in field goal percentage (49.6) with 12 blocks
23 SAMISHA POWELL, G, 5-8, Jr., – 7.2 – Has 25 steals, but 49 turnovers
13 SYDNEY WILSON, C, 6-6, Sr., 7.1 – Averaging 5.9 rebounds, 13 blocks
33 BRITTANY HORNE, F, 6-1, So., 5.4 – Six starts, shooting 9 of 37 from three (24.3 percent)
42 VANESSA MOORE, C, 6-2, Sr., 1.5 – Averaging 19.1 minutes, but doesn’t shoot much (20 attempts)
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Pour Some Sugar
Rodgers, the Hoyas dynamic scorer, also leads the team in rebounding and steals. But she takes a lot of shots. She has taken 285 shots, more than twice of any of her teammates or UConn players (Breanna Stewart has 136). She also has 102 free throws. Stewart leads UConn with 45. She is coming off the first triple-double in program history on Saturday during Georgetown’s 79-64 win at Providence. Rodgers had 33 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists along with six steals. It was just the 18th triple-double in conference history.
The Hoyas have not beaten UConn since Feb. 27, 1993, a span of 27 defeats. They are coached now by Keith Brown, who replaced Terri Williams-Flournoy, now coaching Auburn after eight seasons with the program. Brown was her assistant and recruiting coordinator.
The Huskies dropped out of the No. 1 spot in both polls after losing their Big East opener on Saturday against Notre Dame. It was the first time since 1991-92 that UConn lost its first conference game. That season, the Huskies opened the Big East season with a loss at Georgetown. The Huskies hadn’t lost a conference home opener since 1988 against Boston College. The Huskies haven’t lost consecutive games since March 1993. That’s a span of 706 games.
Back in business
Sophomore center Kiah Stokes is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday after missing five games with a stress reaction in her right leg. If so, the Huskies will have all four post players available or the first time since Penn State on Dec. 6
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