A Look At UConn-Cincinnati

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No. 3 UCONN WOMEN at CINCINNATI

Site: Fifth Third Arena

Time:  8 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, 7-0

Last meeting: UConn, 80-37, Jan. 19, 2012, Gampel Pavilion

Streaks: UConn W5, Cincinnati L5

UCONN (17-1, 4-1)

5 CAROLINE DOTY, G, 5-10, Sr., 4.0 –Just two free throws in 320 minutes

14 BRIA HARTLEY, G, 5-7, Jr., 8.7 – Shooting percentage just 41.3 from field

31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Jr., 13.3 – Reigning Big East Player of the Week

34 KELLY FARIS, G, 5-11, Sr., 10.8 – Auriemma called her Duke performance “epic”

13 BRIANNA BANKS, G, 5-9, So., 7.8 – Has doubled her point production from last season

23 KALEENA MOSQUEDA-LEWIS, F, 6-0, So., 17.3 – Shooting 41.8 percent (147 of 352) from three in her career

3 MORIAH JEFFERSON, G, 5-7, Fr., 3.8 – Has 32 assists and 24 steals.

30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-3, Fr., 14.8 – Leading UConn with .67 points per minute

CINCINNAT1 (8-10, 0-5)

10 KAYLA COOK, G, 5-10, Jr., 4.6 – Shooting 35.1 percent from the floor

11 TIFFANY TURNER, F, 6-1, Jr., 7.6 – Leads team in rebounding (7.4), blocks (24)

12 ALEYSHA LOVETT, G, 6-0, So., 7.3 – Shooting 29.3 percent from the field

31 DAYEESHA HOLLINS, G, 5-6, Sr., 16.3 – Tied for lead in assists (36), top team in steals (26).

33 JEANISE RANDOLPH, F, 6-2, Jr., 6.8 – Has played only six games because of knee sprain

15 ALEXIS DURLEY, G, 5-8, Fr., 5.2 – Has made 10 starts for the Bearcats

4 LESHA DUNN, C, 6-4, Sr., 7.7 – Has 15 blocks, averaging 6.2 rebounds

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Friendly face

Cincinnati coach Jamelle Elliott, the former UConn player and assistant coach, was given a three-year contract extension last July through the 2017-18

Faris on fire

The UConn guard, coming off perhaps the best game in her career Monday against Duke (18 points, 12 rebounds, six assists) is just 95 points shy of becoming UConn’s 37th 1,000-point scorer. Mosqueda-Lewis is 137 short.

Leading the pack

Dolson is third nationally in field goal percentage (60.0). The Huskies are leading the nation by averaging nine three-pointers a game. Mosqueda-Lewis is second nationally in three-point shooting percentage (49 percent) to Penn State’s Maggie Lucas (53.1). Faris needs on steal to pass Shea Ralph (252) into seventh place all-time among UConn steal leaders).

JOHN ALTAVILLA

jaltavilla@courant.com

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “A Look At UConn-Cincinnati

  1. Richard Ford

    John,
    You have repeated three times that UConn leads the nation in 3 point shots made per game- this is inaccurate. Missouri leads the nation at 9.4 a game and Creighton is second at 9.1. UConn leads the nation in more categories than any other team – Points per game, FG % defense, assists and second in FG%, assist to turnover ratio, and home attendance.

    1. Master Mind

      Richard—Accuracy is important in reporting!!!

      When Maya was the nations leading scorer a local University had Dawn Evans whom the locals reported as the leading scorer.

      But wording is important.

  2. Just Sayin

    Guess we should not expect an epic 2nd half performance by Kelly. They only come around once every 27 years in Geno’s coaching career.

  3. nhntc47

    I hope the coach will give Brianna Banks more minutes. She’s so good and the Huskies certainly need her next year.

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