Mosqueda-Lewis Predicted Big Night For Hartley

by Categorized: Bria Hartley, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, UConn women's basketball Date:

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, one of the nation’s premier three-point shooters, was brilliant again, scoring 22 points in 23 minutes. She was 8 of 10 from the field, 5 of 6 from three-point range.

“I don’t know how you could be any better,” Geno Auriemma said. “We know that she can blow the game open in any three-minute stretch. That’s how much confidence we have in her.”

Bria Hartley emerged from her offensive slump with 20 points, her most since scoring a season-high 21 points against Oakland on Dec. 19.

“It was a great feeling to finally be able to do something like that,” Hartley said.

It was only her sixth double-figure game for the reigning WBCA All-American since the Oakland game.

“She has been struggling and the more you struggle, the more it gets in your head,” Auriemma said. “And the more it gets into your head, the more your struggle. It’s a bad cycle to be in.”

Hartley said Mosqueda-Lewis predicted she’s have a big night.

“She had a good practice Monday and a good shootaround [Tuesday],” Mosqueda-Lewis said. “I said, ‘Bria, it’s time.’”

And that’s what Hartley did. She tied a career-high with five three pointers 9 (5 of 7) after shooting 0 for 7 from three Saturday at St. John’s.

“She [KML] predicted during the shoot-around that I would go 5 for 7 today,” Hartley said. “I told her I’d be happy if I just hit one.”

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20 thoughts on “Mosqueda-Lewis Predicted Big Night For Hartley

  1. Diggins is still 1st team AA

    Was reading the ESPN.com chat for the UConn. Have to laugh again at the Diggins haters. They just love to point out her shooting %. Diggins is to ND as Faris AND Doty are to UConn. Diggins has to do both jobs on a team with no 1st team AA in KML and no 2nd team AA in Dolson. McBride might be 3rd team AA at best.

    1. Paul Knopick

      Come on we’re going to miss Diggins. No one can pout like her. She’s perfected it. A pout machine.

    2. redcee

      Diggins isn’t even the best player on her own team. McBride is. Diggins is an all-world twitter, though; and an all-universe pain in the ass.

      1. Diggins >>>>>>>>>> redcee

        redcee, who anointed you an expert? do you have a vote for any AA list? jealous of diggins much? your life must be really pathetic if you have to bash a soon to be top 3 pick in the WNBA draft.

    3. Big Foot

      Faris is not the best player on UConn. Yet you think she is an all-american. So what’s your point?

      1. redcee

        I don’t think Faris is an All_American. She is an excellent player, though, and she carries herself with class. Unlike Diggins who’s a posing, strutting prima donna and a world_class pain in the ass. That’s the point, Big Mouth.

  2. Geno says it's her Head not her ankle

    “She has been struggling and the more you struggle, the more it gets in your head,” Auriemma said. “And the more it gets into your head, the more your struggle. It’s a bad cycle to be in.”

  3. msm

    Thanks John, my coffee tastes soooo much better when I have it with your blogs. Didn’t go to the game last night – weather didn’t look too promising and I do not drive if I see a snowflake. Not at my age. Hopefully we will do well against Baylor and then beat N.D.
    Thanks for all your info – you are the best!

    1. Go Huskies!

      Geno will play only 6 for more than 10 minutes against Baylor, unless Dolson or KML are in foul trouble from the start. Geno cannot trust Stokes, Tuck, and Buck, because they are an offensive liability with their dropsies. The loss of Banks means a loss for UConn. Doty cannot guard anyone on Baylor because ofher injuries. It will be ugly, I hate to say.

  4. Master

    Wow not one response on the title of the story…everyone so interested in Diggins and if she pouts or not..go figure.

    1. Wild Wild Guess

      Maybe no one wants to talk about the mystery of Hartley still being on the award list that Faris was added to?

  5. Tonyc

    All AMerican? What data do you use to choose and AA? I would say Stef Dolsen and KML are AAs. What does Kelly do that wouldnt make her and AA? I think she has the stats to be an AA. Kelly is a team player, who is not flashy but at the end of the game fills that stat sheet. Now there are kids who have been picked as preseason AAs and they dont have Kellys stats.

    1. Here We Go Again

      Tonyc said “What data do you use to choose and AA?”.

      Then Tonyc said “I would say Stef Dolsen and KML are AAs.”

      So your opinion counts more than mine? In what world other than yours?

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