A Look at UConn-Rutgers

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No. 1 UCONN at No. 23 RUTGERS
Site: Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, N.J.
Time:  3 p.m.
TV: ESPN2 (Pam Ward, Rebecca Lobo)
Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske)
Series history: UConn, 30-6
Last meeting: UConn, 65-45, Feb. 16, 2013, at Rutgers
Streaks:  UConn W24, Rutgers L1
UConn  (18-0, 5-0)
04 Moriah Jefferson, G, 5-7, So., 10.4 ppg – No turnovers in 38 minutes at Baylor
30 Breanna Stewart, F, 6-4, So., 18.1 – Two-time USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year
14 Bria Hartley, G, 5-7, Sr., 13.9 – Shooting 31-for-95 in last eight games
31 Stefanie Dolson, C, 6-5, Sr., 13.2 – Has 16 blocked shots in last three games
23 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, F, 6-0, Jr., 11.1 – Shot 3 of 12 at Baylor in 34 minutes
12 Saniya Chong, G, 5-8, Fr., 6.2 – Has 13 turnovers in 346 minutes
41 Kiah Stokes, F, 6-4, Jr., 5.6 – Career-high 18 rebounds against Temple
13 Brianna Banks, G, 5-9, Jr., 5.2 – Played only two minutes at Baylor
Rutgers (13-3, 4-1)
01 Rachel Hollivay, F, 6-4, So., 9.7 ppg – Shooting 54.0 percent from the floor
44 Betnijah Laney, G, 6-0, Jr., 13.4 – Leads team in rebounding, has 44 assists
02 Kahleah Copper, G, 6-1, So., 16.6 – Led team with 23 points in Tuesday’s loss at Memphis
03 Tyler Sciafe, G, 5-9, Fr., 12.6 – Reigning AAC Rookie of the Week; career-high 21 points at Memphis
15 Syessence Davis, G., 5-7, Jr., 4.8 – Team’s assist leader has made 13 starts
04 Briyona Canty, G, 5-9, So., 6.5 – Shoots just 29.0 percent (9 of 31) from three-point range
What to watch
Streak ends: Rutgers’ nine-game win streak ended Tuesday night at Elma Roane Fieldhouse in Memphis with a 74-73 overtime loss. The Scarlet Knights, who had no bench points, squandered a three-point lead in overtime and Asianna Fuqua-Bey hit two game-winning free throws with 1:04 left to win.
Defense: Rutgers has allowed an average of just 54.9 points and has given up 70 or more just once. And that was in the loss to Memphis
Farewell to the RAC: Unless UConn is one day admitted to the Big Ten, this will likely be the final time the program plays at Rutgers for a very long time. So many memories. But Geno Auriemma said not to discount the possibility that the programs will prioritize a non-conference relationship after the Scarlet Knights leave the AAC following the season for the Big Ten.
Block party: The Huskies lead the nation in blocked shots with three players in the Top 21: Breanna Stewart (49), Stefanie Dolson (48) and Kiah Stokes (46). All could get their 50th on Sunday. And if that happens, it will be the first time in program history its had three 50-block posts on the same team

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