A Look At UConn-Providence

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No. 3 UCONN at PROVIDENCE

Site: Alumni Hall, Providence, R.I.

Time:  Tuesday, 7 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, 39-21

Last meeting: UConn, 96-35, Jan. 10, 2012, XL Center

Streaks:  UCONN W10, Providence L1

UCONN (22-1, 9-1)

5 CAROLINE DOTY, G, 5-10, Sr., 4.0 – Has five three-pointers in last two games

14 BRIA HARTLEY, G, 5-7, Jr., 9.4 – Scored 18 points in 24 minutes vs. DePaul

31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Jr., 14.2 – Now has six three-pointers this season after making none prior

34 KELLY FARIS, G, 5-11, Sr., 10.5 – Has 92 assists, 38 turnovers this season.

23 KALEENA MOSQUEDA-LEWIS, F, 6-0, So., 16.8 – Has made 69 three-pointers this season.

30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-3, Fr., 13.6 – Nine points, nine rebounds vs. DePaul

4 MORIAH JEFFERSON, G, 5-7, Fr., 3.6 – Has played 46 minutes in last two games.

PROVIDENCE (7-16, 2-8)

12 SYMONE ROBERTS, G, 5-7, Sr., 14.8 – Former New Britain High all-state selection has 105 assists

13 TORI RULE, G, 5-7, So., 14.0- Leads team with 129 three-point attempts (24.8 percent)

33 BRIANNA EDWARDS, F, 6-1, Fr., 9.5 – Team’s leading rebounder (8.0)

42 ALEXIS HARRIS, F, 6-1, So., 6.5 – Averages 5.7 rebounds, has 14 blocked shots

30 EVI IISKOLA, F, 6-0, Fr., 6.0 – From Finland, shooting 86.7 from free throw line

15 CHANISE BALDWIN, F, 6-2, So., 4.9 – Team’s leading shot blocker (24)

10 DANIELLE PEARSON, G, 5-9. Jr., 4.6 – Shooting just 31.4 percent from the field

What to look for

Hard to beat

In the early days, Providence owned UConn, winning 16 of first 17 meetings from 1975 to 1987. Since then, the Friars have won just five of 40. Their last win was on March 7, 1993. UConn was won 27 straight.

On a roll

After scoring double-figures just six times in her first 20 games, Hartley is beginning to heat up. She’s stacked together three straight and has scored 38 points in her last two games, shooting 14 of 23 in the process.

If it’s free, take it

Dolson was shooting 81.3 percent from the free throw line before the season, but making them at only a 71.7 percent this year before dropping 10 of 11 against DePaul. She is now 43 of 57 this season (75.4).

JOHN ALTAVILLA

jaltavilla@courant.com

 

 

 

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One thought on “A Look At UConn-Providence

  1. Mercy Me

    It’s nice Prov has a player from Finland with a great free throw average.
    This should be a great game to start Stewart, Stokes, Jefferson Tuck and Hartley.
    Be careful in this game–these are the ones that are dangerous and ACL’s are torn–take care no stupid move out there Ladies!!!

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