Stefanie Dolson’s seventh double-double of the season (12 points, 10 rebounds) gave her 1,510 career points. Bria Hartley and Dolson now become the third set of UConn classmates, who played their entire careers together, with 1,500 career points joining 2002 graduates Swin Cash and Asjha Jones, and 2006 graduates Ann Strother and Barbara Turner.
“Our goal is two All-Americans in every [recruiting class]. Since their first day at UConn, they’ve been really good,” Auriemma said of Hartley and Dolson. “They played in and won a lot of big games for us. I’m proud of both of them for different reasons.”
Hartley, who scored 13 points Saturday, was 15 of 44 from the field the four games following her 25 points against UC Davis on Dec. 5. She was 5 of 11 against Memphis. Breanna Stewart’s two-game shooting slump (7 of 25) against Cincinnati and Central Florida also came to an end with a 6 of 10 performance.
Stewart has already scored 768 points in 51 career games. Maya Moore, UConn’s all-time leading scorer (3,036 points) began her career with 1,432 points in 77 games.
Stewart is just the sixth UConn player to score 750 points in her first 50 career games, joining Mosqueda-Lewis, Moore, Rebecca Lobo, Svetlana Abrosimosa, and Renee Najarian.