A Look At UConn Women-Temple

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Site: McGonigle Hall, Philaelphia
Time:  7 p.m.
TV: SNY  (Eric Frede, Meghan Culmo and Kerith Burke)
Radio: WTIC-1080 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske)
Series history: Tied, 2-2
Last meeting: UConn, 80-36, Jan. 11, 2014, Bridgeport
Streaks: UConn W27; Temple L2

UConn (21-0, 8-0)
4 Moriah Jefferson, G, 5-7, So., 10.2 ppg – Had seven assists, one turnover agaibst South Florida
30 Breanna Stewart, F, 6-4, So., 18.7 – Led UConn with 29 points in win over South Florida
14 Bria Hartley, G, 5-7, Sr., 15.6 – Has scored 76 points in last three games
31 Stefanie Dolson, C, 6-5, Sr., 12.8 – Sixth all-time rebounder in program history
23 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, F, 6-0, Jr., 11.1 – Shooting 41.7 percent from three-point range
12 Saniya Chong, G, 5-8, Fr., 5.9 – Missed South Florida game due to illness
41 Kiah Stokes, F, 6-4, Jr., 5.6 – Averaging 19.4 minutes this season
13 Brianna Banks, G, 5-9, Jr., 4.8 – Missed South Florida game with sore ankle
Temple (10-9, 4-4)
02 Feyonda Fitzgerald, G, 5-7, Fr., 13.5 ppg  – Also leads team in assists (74)
32 Natasha Thames, F, 6-0, Sr., 11.5– Team leader in FG percentage (51.2) and rebounding (8.5)
10 Shi-Heria Shipp, G, 5-10, Sr., 9.5 – Transfer from George Washington has 30 steals, 44 turnovers
01 Erica Covile, G, 6-1, So., 9.3 – Team’s top offensive rebounder
23 Tyonna Williams, G, 5-6, Jr., 9.5 – Team leader in 3-point attempts (100) and free throw percentage (88.2)
20 Meghan Roxas, G, 5-8, So., 3.0– Averaging 10.9 minutes off the bench
What to watch
Family affair: In her sixth season at Temple, Tonya Cardoza, the long-time UConn assistant, has both former UConn player Willnett Crockett as an assistant and UConn manager Stacey Nasser as her director of operations.
Rebounding forte: In the first meeting this season, Temple out-rebounded UConn, 42-39, by dominating the offensive boards (22). The Owls are the only team this season to out-rebound the Huskies in a game.
Home game: Raised in nearby Norristown, this will be the first time Auriemma has ever coached a game at McGonigle Hall, one of the sport’s most famous arenas in the Northeast.
On track again: Hartley has scored at least 20 points in three straight games after never doing it consecutively in the first 131 of her All-American career. During the span, she has shot 29 of 47 from the field, 12 of 19 from three.
JOHN ALTAVILLA /jaltavilla@courant.com

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