A Look At UConn-South Florida

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No. 3 UCONN at SOUTH FLORIDA

Site: Sun Dome, Tampa, Fla.

Time:  Saturday, Noon

TV: SNY (Andrew Catalon, Meghan Culmo and Kerith Burke)

Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske)

Series history: UConn, 11-0

Last meeting: UConn, 77-62, Jan. 28, 2012, XL Center

Streaks:  UConn W2, South Florida L1

UCONN  (26-2, 13-1)

5 CAROLINE DOTY, G, 5-10, Sr., 3.8 – Played just nine minutes vs. Pittsburgh

14 BRIA HARTLEY, G, 5-7, Jr., 9.0 – Shooting 41.2 percent from field this season

31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Jr., 14.0 – Averaging 19.0 points in two career games with USF

34 KELLY FARIS, G, 5-11, Sr., 10.8 – Leads team with 114 assists, 77 steals.

23 KALEENA MOSQUEDA-LEWIS, F, 6-0, So., 17.1 – Shooting 50.3 percent from three-point range

30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-3, Fr., 12.9 – Leads team in rebounds (6.7) and 45 blocked shots

4 MORIAH JEFFERSON, G, 5-7, Fr., 4.3 – Averaging 17.6 minutes off the bench

 

SOUTH FLORIDA (19-8, 8-6)

21 ANDREA SMITH, G, 5-8, Sr., 16.8 – Shooting 40.6 percent from three-point range

12 ANDRELL SMITH, G, 5-8, Sr., 13.8 – Has 131 assists and 106 turnovers

13 INGA OREKHOVA, G, 6-2, Jr., 12.4 – Has taken 190 three-pointers; shoots 34.2 percent

10 COURTNEY WILLIAMS, G, 5-8, Fr., 7.3 – Team-high 15 points in loss to Rutgers

24 ALISIA JENKINS, F, 6-1, Fr., 6.5 – Leads team in field goal percentage (55.1)

32 AKILA McDONALD, C, 6-4, Jr., 3.8 – Has made 19 starts and has 41 blocked shots

4 TIFFANY CONNER, F, 5-9, Sr., 2.5 – Still looking for first three-pointer (0-for-11) this season

WHAT TO WATCH

Chasing Maya

Faris is five rebounds shy of 750 in her career. If she reaches that milestone, she will join Maya Moore as the only players in UConn history with at least 1,000 points, 750 rebounds, 500 assists and 250 steals.

Almost to 1,000

The Huskies have outscored their opponents by 999 points this season; 35.7 a game. …Mosqueda-Lewis has made 85 three-pointers this season in 27 games. Wendy Davis holds the program record with 107 (1991-92) in 34 games. Mosqueda-Lewis has scored 63 points in her last three games with 33 rebounds … Stewart has 31 points, 17 rebounds and six blocked shots in her last two games.

Last time out

Rutgers defeated South Florida 68-56 earlier this week to give Scarlet Knight coach C. Vivian Stringer her 900th career win.

Business trip

The Huskies will leave immediately after the game for South Bend, Ind. They play No. 2 Notre Dame in the regular-season finale Monday night at 7 on ESPN2.

By JOHN ALTAVILLA

@jaltavilla.courant.com

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “A Look At UConn-South Florida

  1. Master Mind

    The Media and I suspose Uconn’s press releases tend to lump all the easy games with the top 20 teams. Scores run up against those lessor teams have little impact on the abilities of this team.

    The most important stat is that Uconn has been beaten only twice by a total of 7 points by the top 2 teams in Women’s basketball.

    Go Get ‘em Uconn!!!

  2. Not the real Stephen A Smith

    UCONN WILL LOSE 2 MORE GAMES, MAYBE 3. GENO LOVERS WILL CLAIM THE SEASON WAS A SUCCESS. UCONN WON 20 GAMES BEFORE THE SEASON STARTED. IF UCONN LOSES 4 or 5 GAMES, THAT WILL MEAN UCONN LOST 4 or 5 GAMES TO THE ONLY OTHER TEAMS WHO RECRUIT ON UCONN’S LEVEL. THAT IS NOT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT. TAKE OFF THE BLINDERS AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THE COMPETITION SUCKS BUT FOR 2 OR 3 TEAMS.

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