A Look At UConn-Vanderbilt

by Categorized: 2013 NCAA Tournament, UConn women's basketball Date:


Second round


Site: Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Ct.

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: ESPN2 (Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke)

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

Series history: Tied, 2-2

Last meeting: UConn, 69-50, Nov. 18. 2001, Gampel Pavilion

Streaks: UConn W1; Vanderbilt W1


34 TIFFANY CLARKE, F, 6-0, Sr., 16.7 – Has 11 double-doubles this season

10 CHRISTINA FOGGIE, G, 5-9, Jr., 13.8 – Third in SEC in three-point percentage (34.1)

11 JASMINE LISTER, G, 5-4, Jr., 12.5 – Has averaged 16.3 points in last eight games

25 MORGAN BATEY, G, 5-10, Fr., 2.5 – Made her first career starts during SEC Tournament

30 ELAN BROWN, G, 6-0, Sr., 6.2 – One of three Vandy players to start all 31 games

3 HEATHER BOWE, F, 6-0, Fr., 6-2, – Made the SEC’s All-Freshman team

15 JASMINE JENKINS, G, 5-8, Fr., 2.3 – Has played at least 16 minutes in last eight games

UCONN (30-4)

5 CAROLINE DOTY, G, 5-10, Sr., 3.5 – Returned to starting lineup vs. Idaho

30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-4, Fr, 12.6 – Missed first-round game with sore calf, expected to play Monday

14 BRIA HARTLEY, G, 5-7, Jr., 9.1 – Scored each of her 13 points Saturday vs. in the  first half

31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Jr., 14.3 – Shooting 59.0 percent from floor, 43.8 from three (7-of-16)

34 KELLY FARIS, G, 5-11, Sr., 10.3 – Shooting 53.0 percent from the field; 136 assists

4 MORIAH JEFFERSON, G, 5-7, Fr., 4.6 – Scored a career-high 16 points vs. Idaho

23 KALEENA MOSQUEDA-LEWIS, F, 6-0, So., 17.6 – Scored each of her game-high 22 points Saturday in first half.

3 MORGAN TUCK, F, 6-2, Fr., 6.3– Scored a career-high 18 points in 26 minutes against Idaho.

What to watch for

Freshman uprising

Without Stewart against Idaho, Jefferson and Tuck compensated in tremendous fashion combining for 34 points and playing with the consistency Geno Auriemma seeks. The same could be said for sophomore Kiah Stokes, who recorded her second career double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) with three blocks in just 20 minutes

One more to go

Mosqueda-Lewis is just one three-pointer from tying Wendy Davis’ single-season program record (107) set in 1991-92 … UConn recorded its eighth straight 30-win season (and 18th overall) in the Auriemma era with its win over Idaho. UConn has not lost a second-round tournament game since losing to Vanderbilt in Nashville in 1992. .. Vanderbilt is looking for its 15th Sweet 16

Harder worker

Lister has played 40 minutes in six of Vanderbilt’s last nine games and says she attributes the maintenance of her stamina to understanding when the right time is to take a breath. She has 166 assists and just 108 turnovers, shoots 37.8 percent from the field and 86.5 percent from the foul line.

By JOHN ALTAVILLA/jaltavilla@courant.com




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17 thoughts on “A Look At UConn-Vanderbilt

  1. Rit Przygocki

    John A., [Concerning the UCONN attendance figure of about 4,700.] Friday morning I went online to check for tickets.The available sections were 7-14, my seats would have been Sec. 10,row R,seats 3and 4. You wonder why I wouldn’t buy those tickets for an arena that wasn’t even half sold out.Real fans are not happy about lower level seats that are empty and we are only offered upper seats. Thank You Rit Przygocki

    1. Steve Gee

      You trolls, idiots, ignorant confused people, ask for my permission before you write.
      I am the only person with an opinion you must be allowed to take.
      You said Geno isn’t a great coach?? You troll. You said you didn’t like the way Dolson played against Idaho–you troll.

      so before the game begins you are all trolls, and if you want to know how the Vandy game went ask me. I’ll tell you what to think–you trolls.

      When I’m not trolling this blog, I enjoy insulting people and being sarcastic “snarky”, now if that offends you tuff banana’s. Cuz I have the right be
      Snarky and sarcastic and insulting

      Tony C—I am Steve Gee and you are not, I am perfect and you are not, I know basketball and you are no basketball. I know Geno and you are no John Wooden. I know everything and you are not. That’s not sarcasim that’s

        1. Gee Steve

          Steve Gee looks like you have more than a few “admirers”. Your life must be full of people who really dislike you.
          Sorry–I had a thought you didn’t allow on YOUR blog. I guess I got by with one.

  2. Smartest Guy on Blog

    I’m Steve Gee –and you are nothing. Wow am I good. Snarky, Sarcastic, Narcissist, ego centric, it’s all aboout me.
    If you want to know about basketball, I was born with one in may hand. A very small one but it was in my hand. I wear basketball hats because I want knew basketball inside out.
    Geno and John Wooden ask me for advice and permission to use my plays. KML couldn’t shoot before she read my blog.
    Opinions–this blog is not about opinions it about what I say. Opinions are for the little people. Snark is about knowing basketball as I do–I’m sooo smart, and you are NOT.

    1. Steve Gee

      I think the folks that frequent this blog can see your comments for what they are.
      Can’t really say “nice try” on this one, you’re slipping.

    2. Kevin Cavanaugh

      Your stuff is getting so tired and so old. Change your handle to “desperately seeking attention.”

  3. Rene Morache

    I cannot imagine in my widest dreams why I, or for that matter, anyone would want to be within 100 yards of Steve Gee.

  4. Hojo

    I’m going to the second round, and I hope to see more fans, but online shows there are a ton of unsold tickets. All 145 $24 tickets in one section are available. The NCAA should price tickets at $5 so it’s a reasonable price so a family doesn’t need to spend $100+ going to a game. This is Connecticut’s home court and it’s an embarrassing look.

  5. Judy Letoile

    Of course they care about attendance…if they didn’t, they would neutral sites.

    1. Sue

      apparently you aren’t watching the games with empty seats even in the EDD game Rebecca kept calling it sold old and there were a lot of empty seats and in some games the arenas were so empty there was an echo

  6. Seats not Full

    Many reasons for not filling seats. One I find very interesting–24 dollars per (bad) seat for a family of 4, add parking, snacks and you are up to the price of a couple winter coats for the kids. Choices. No one needs to be there-when for 16 dollars you can have the whole family watch the game at home. On the 60 inch screen, in HD. Choices.
    I don’t think the NCAA, Hartford Civic or Uconn have adjusted to the new normal. 60 inch screens of HD basketball at home. The old college atmosphere is no longer a draw, except for hard core Alums. Pass another beer Ethel~~

  7. ctmike

    Well when you try to put in 64 teams in a tournament that only has 16 quality teams, that is a problem. A 65 point win in a tournament game is not a draw. They have taken the fan out of the game a long time ago. The only way to reverse that is to not go to the game. Eventually they will have to lower the prices.

  8. treqqer1

    I would go to MANY of the ladies’ games IF I COULD GET A DECENT SEAT!!!!!! Are you listening, UConn? The last game I went to (3 years ago), I got so frustrated at having lousy seats when half the lower arena was empty, that I decided never to go to another game until UConn changes its ticket policy so that real fans can get good seats. That’s why less than 5000 show up to games now. WAKE THE HELL UP UCONN!!!!!!!!

  9. Eileen

    I agree with all the comments on seats in the lower section being empty a lot of the time, not only during the NCAA tounaments. BUT, I was at the game on Sat. and will be there tonight and have seats in Sec. 207 part way up (seat backs). I requested the tickets about a month before the games and requested seat backs. Of course, UCONN told me that they issue those according to donations (I don’t donate), but persisted that I wanted seat backs (hate those benches). Well, I was very happy that I did receive those seats. UCONN needs to make more seats in the lower sections available to their fans and not let all of those seats go unused. BUT, this has been a forever problem. When are they going to fix it???

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