A Look At UConn At Hartford

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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

UCONN (9-0)

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)

HARTFORD (8-2)

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

SCORING MARK

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.

DEFENSE

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.

INJURIES

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

jaltavilla@courant.com; lriley@courant.com

 

 

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2 thoughts on “A Look At UConn At Hartford

  1. village idiot

    Interesting place to play. Fans are right on top of the floor. Great place to watch a game, you get to see it up close and personal.
    RuthAnne Doherty is for real. Uconn’s defense will have a time containing her. As Geno has said about some of his players–the only one who can containg RuthAnne is RuthAnne.

  2. Andy Panda

    Check the math in TOUGH TO TOP. Nine games is equal to 21,600. seconds! It really isn’t important but I had nothing else better to do. Long live little minds!!!

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