A Look At UConn-Villanova

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Site: XL Center

Time: Tuesday, 7 p.m.

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

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

Series history: UConn, 35-17

Last meeting: UConn, 72-49, Jan. 14, 2012, Villanova, Pa.

Streaks:  UConn W6; Villanova W1

VILLANOVA (16-3, 5-1)

33 LAURA SWEENEY, 15.4, F, 6.2, Sr., 13.2 – Also leads team in blocks, steals and rebounding

2 RACHEL ROBERTS, G, 5-9, Sr., 11.3 – Career-high 26 points Saturday vs. Syracuse

21 LAUREN BURFORD, F, 6-0, So.,7.5  – Slightly better from three (39 percent) than field (38 percent)

22 DEVON KANE, G, 5-9, Jr., 6.4 – Great assist (42) to turnover (14) ratio

24 MEGAN PEARSON, F, 6-0, Sr., 4.5 – Averaging 24.3 minutes off the bench

5 CAROLINE COYER, G, 5-10, Fr., 7.2 – Team’s best free throw shooter at 88 percent

3 JESSE CAREY, G, 5-10, Sr., 1.5 – High school team of Doty at Germantown (Pa.) Academy

UCONN (18-1, 5-1)

5 CAROLINE DOTY, G, 5-10, Sr., 3.8 –Just two free throws in 334 minutes

14 BRIA HARTLEY, G, 5-7, Jr., 8.5 – Shooting percentage just 40.8 from field

31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Jr., 13.4 – Career-high 25 points vs. Syracuse

34 KELLY FARIS, G, 5-11, Sr., 10.6 – WNBA’s Seattle Storm was scouting her Saturday

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., 16.8 – Shooting 49.1 percent from three this season.

3 MORIAH JEFFERSON, G, 5-7, Fr., 3.8 – Played 17 minutes Saturday at Cincinnati

30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-3, Fr., 14.5 – Big East’s reigning Rookie of the Week

Winning streak

Villanova is one of the few original Big East programs to enjoy even a modicum of success against the Huskies. But it’s a brief one; a two-game winning streak on March 11, 2003 and Feb. 28, 2004. Villanova is honoring the 2002-03 team that won the Big East championship by upsetting No. 1 UConn and ending its 70-game winning streak. UConn has won the last nine meetings. The Wildcats have not scored 50 in the last seven tries.


What a game

Did you hear about the Villanova-Providence game last week? The Wildcats lost 65-60 in overtime despite being in complete control (29-10) at halftime thanks to a 21-0 run that lasted more than 12 minutes. Providence then scored the first 21 points of the second half. The Wildcats bounced back with a 64-59 win over nationall-ranked Syracuse on Saturday.


Home game

Roberts was born in Manchester and was a three-time, first-team All-State selection by the Connecticut High School Coaches’ Association, the Courant and the New Haven Register at Mercy-Middletown High. As a junior in 2007-08, she averaged 22.5 points and 7.8 rebounds. She scored 1,700 points and ranks second all-time in scoring at Mercy and was a two-time conference MVP.






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One thought on “A Look At UConn-Villanova

  1. JohnD

    The slow pace that Villanova plays simply drives teams crazy but it sure give me plenty of time to get my snacks when they have possession.Much appreciated.Go Huskies !!!!

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