No. 2 UCONN WOMEN vs. HARTFORD
Site: Chase Family Arena
Time: 1 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, 12-0
Last meeting: March 20, 2011, UConn, 75-39, NCAA Tournament first-round, Gampel Pavilion
Streaks: Hartford W2; UConn W9
5 CAROLINE DOTY, G, 5-10, Sr., 4.1 – Played 15 minutes vs. Oakland, made two three-pointers
14 BRIA HARTLEY, G, 5-7, Jr., 9.4 – Season-high 21 points, five steals vs. Oakland
31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Jr., 11.9 – Has 12 blocked shots and 10 steals
34 KELLY FARIS, G, 5-11, Sr., 8.4 – Division I leader in assist/turnover ratio (40-8, 5.0)
13 BRIANNA BANKS, G, 5-9, So., 10.7 – Leads team in field goal shooting (62.1 percent)
30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-3, Fr., 15.8 – Career-high 13 rebounds vs. Oakland
23 KALEENA MOSQUEDA-LEWIS, F, 6-0, So., 15.9 –Team leader in three-point shooting (21 of 42, 50 percent)
2 DAPHNE ELLIOTT, G, 5-6, Sr., 6.9 – Has 20 steals, 16 assists
23 ALYSSA ENGLERT, G, 5-9, Jr., 4.0 – Team assist leader (37)
25 AMBER BEPKO, G, 5-9, So., 10.5 – Leads team in scoring, minutes (29.7) and steals (25)
22 KATIE ROTH, F, 6-2, Fr., 6.6 – Redshirt freshman leads Hawks in rebounding (5.3)
24 RUTHANNE DOHERTY, F, 5-11, Sr., 9.7 – Shooting 50 percent (44 of 88) from the field, had a career high 21 vs. Quinnipiac
44 NIKKIA SMITH, F, 6-1, Sr., 10.5 – Averaging 5 rebounds in 19 minutes a game off the bench
10 ALEX HALL, G, 5-7, Sr., 6.8 – Defensive stopper off the bench, shooting 45 percent (26 of 83)
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
TOUGH TO TOP
During their first nine games, the Huskies have trailed for just 48 seconds out of a possible 360; just 31 since Charleston scored the first basket of the season to take a 2-0 lead on Nov. 11
Stewart comes into the game with 142 points in her first nine games, more than any player in UConn history. Rebecca Lobo (143) and Maya Moore (165) lead the Huskies list after the first 10.
The Huskies are outscoring opponents by 43.8 per game and opponents are shooting only 28.4 percent against them. Hartford’s opponents are shooting 40.2 percent and are averaring 20.5 turnovers.
UConn freshman Morgan Tuck and sophomore Kiah Stokes will not play because of injuries. Both also missed Wednesday’s win over Oakland. Tuck has a bone bruise in her right knee. Stokes is suffering from a stress reaction. Stokes has also been listed as doubtful for UConn’s games next week at No. 1 Stanford and Oregon.
JOHN ALTAVILLA, LORI RILEY
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