A Look At UConn-Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI  at No.  1 UCONN WOMEN
Site: Gampel Pavilion
Time:  Sunday, 5 p.m.
TV: ESPN (Bob Picozzi and LaChina Robinson)
Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske)
Series history: UConn, 8-0
Last meeting: UConn, 67-31, Jan. 26, 2013 at Cincinnati
Streaks: Cincinnati W5; UConn W18
CINCINNATI (7-4)
10 Kayla Cook, G, 5-10, Sr., 7.2 – Shooting 16 of 45 from three-point range
12 Aleysha Lovett, G, 6-0, Jr., 9.0 – Shooting 38.4 percent from the field
31 Dayeesha Hollins, G, 5-6, Sr., 14.1 – Leads team in assists (35) and free throw pecentage
33 Jeanise Randolph, F, 6-2, Sr., 12.2 – Leads team in rebounding and field goal percentage
15 Alexis Durley, G, 5-8, So., 5.2 – Has made four starts for the Bearcats
32 Shelby Chandler, F, 6-3, So., 2.2 – Season-high 17 minutes last year vs. UConn
22 Bianca Quisenberry, G, 5-8, Fr., 5.0 – Ohio’s reigning Gatorade Player of the Year
UCONN (12-0)
4 Moriah Jefferson, G, 5-7, So., 10.6 ppg – Nine points, seven assists, three steals at Duke
30 Breanna Stewart, F, 6-4, So., 19.3 – Double-doubles in last three games; 29 points vs. California
14 Bria Hartley, G, 5-7, Sr., 14.6  – Has 62 assists, just 19 turnoverd
31 Stefanie Dolson, C, 6-5, Sr., 13.9 – Averaging 10.0 rebounds; has made five three-pointers
12 Saniya Chong, G, 5-8, Fr., 6.8 – Has only 10 turnovers in 254 minutes
41 Kiah Stokes, F, 6-4, Jr., 6.7 – Five rebounds in only eight minutes at Duke
13 Brianna Banks, G, 5-9, Jr., 5.9 – Shooting 42.6 percent from three-point range
23 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, F, 6-0, Jr., 13.0 – Shooting 60 percent from three-point range
3 Morgan Tuck, F, 6-2, So., 7.3 – Scored 12 points vs. California
On a roll: The Bearcats played great defense Saturday in a 47-26 win over Xavier, limiting their opponent to just nine second-half points. The Musketeers had just 11 field goals, just four in the second half and shot 21.6 percent overall while going 0-for-17 from three. Xavier’s 26 were 28 fewer than their previous low this season and just four points over their lowest scoring half.
Biggest win: Jamelle Elliott’s biggest win at Cincinnati came earlier this season against Ohio State. The Bearcats pounded the Buckeyes, 64-49, in Cincinnati to avenge a 38-point loss the year before. Randolph was named the AAC Player of the Week and the USBWA Ann Meyers National Player of the Week because of it.
UConn’s star: Stewart is the reigning USBWA Player of the week after averaging 26.5 points and 10.5 rebounds last week against Duke and California. Her 29 points against Cal came in just 27 minutes and match a career-high set in last year’s Final Four against Notre Dame.
Great start: The Huskies are ranked first nationally in blocked shots and scoring margin (37.8) and first in 10 categories in The American. The Bearcats, however, are the conference’s best free throw shooting team (76.4).

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