Notes From UConn-Duke

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The Huskies have now won 14 of their last 19 games against teams ranked in the Top 5 by the The Associated Press. That includes this season’s win over No. 1 Stanford and loss to No. 5 Notre Dame.  …Kelly Faris is still ranked first in assist/turnover ratio. She now has 79 assists and 27 turnovers … Duke is the nation’s top three-point shooting team, in terms of percentage (43.2) was 5 of 10 on Monday. But the Huskies are averaging nine per game, which not only leads the nation, but is on course to break the program record (7.2) set during the 2008-09 season. They were 9 of 21 on Monday with Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis leading the way by shooting 4 of 8.

Next to a grand

Faris scored 18 points Monday to move within 95 of 1,000. She now has 252 steals, tied with UConn assistant Shea Ralph for seventh in program history … Mosqueda-Lewis , who scored 21 against the Blue Devils, is 137 shy of the 1,000-point milestone. Mosqueda-Lewis is now (48 of 97) from three. … The Huskies have trailed for just 19 minutes, 26 seconds of the first 660 minutes this season.

Block party

Duke sophomore Elizabeth Williams came into the game with at least one block in every game she’s played in college (49) and has totally recovered from a stress fracture in her right leg. She leads Duke in points (15.8), rebounds (5.9) and blocked shots (3.3) per game. She had two more blocks, but scored just 11 points in 33 minutes with six rebounds. … Guard Chelsea Gray was 1 of 6 for two points in 31 minutes.

The Blue Devils came into the game averaging 79.0 points, the most the school has scored since the 2005-06 season. … Connecticut Sun GM Chris Sienko was the game in a scouting capacity.

 

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12 thoughts on “Notes From UConn-Duke

  1. See Pee Tee Vee

    Felt sorry for Rebecca being told to promote Gray and Williams the entire game regardess of the score. The game was about Kelly and Jones, who Duke was lost without when she was in foul trouble.

    1. Donald J. Porter

      Advertisers RULE Refs follow the orders – NO ROUTS – CONTROL UCONN !!! Routs detract the advertisers !!! SO -cheap fouls on UCONN players I understand however this demeans the refs & the Puret of Womens basketball & John Wooden’s comments about Womens’ game is PURE basketball !

      1. Master Mind

        Don Porter– No conspiracy here!! Ref’s are not directed which team to slow down.

        The fact of life is : How you see the fouls depends upon which team you are cheering for.

        Refs make bad calls. Ref , at times do make “make up” calls–but they are still legit calls.

        Dolson’s 4th foul call: We argued the call at home–it was truly ticky tack–she put her left hand on Williams shoulder then went straight up. It was the hand they called.

        A foul called under the basket where Kelly went down backwards and hard–I thought
        should have been and intentional–but I’m a Kelly fan.

      2. Master

        Don Porter– No conspiracy here!! Ref’s are not directed which team to slow down.

        The fact of life is : How you see the fouls depends upon which team you are cheering for.

        Refs make bad calls. Ref , at times do make “make up” calls–but they are still legit calls.

        Dolson’s 4th foul call: We argued the call at home–it was truly ticky tack–she put her left hand on Williams shoulder then went straight up. It was the hand they called.

        A foul called under the basket where Kelly went down backwards and hard–I thought
        should have been and intentional–but I’m a Kelly fan.

    2. Village Idiot

      I enjoyed the first half. Back and forth basketball.
      Kill me, I enjoyed the ND game too–not the outcome.
      I especially loved Kelly, KML, Stewie

      Those that say ” 7 player rotation again” look at the Box Score –every player played, when the going was tough (every coach does it) you fall back to the players you have great faith in. Remember EVERY PLAYER PLAYED!!!

      1. FREDDYKOOL

        6 MINUTES OR LESS IS NOT BEING IN THE ROTATION ESPECIALLY WHEN 3 MINUTES COMES AT THE END OF A 30 POINT BLOW OUT.

  2. martin fallon

    Geno was right, one for the ages, not one I’ll easily forget. Kelly got them all going, and along the way had more fun than in a month of Mondays. It was infectious what Faris started, wonderful to see Doty smiling, and Stewart disrupting, and Hartley dishing. Great team win.

  3. Fairfield County Fan

    and for those of you who choose to demean Caroline Doty at every opportunity (you know who you are!) Chris Dailey said it best when interviewed in radion by Bob Joyce after the game – she said (paraphrasing)….we don’t need Caroline to score, or to defend a ton, but we need her to manage the floor – slow us down or control the speed, that is what she brings to the team….per Chris.
    Every player has their role and on this team and Geno et.al. are comfortable with Caroline’s – and know how to best use her talent and knowledge/experience. She did not loose the ND game for us, so I’ll let HOF Coach Geno determine how to best utilize her.

    1. TVD

      well in that case, UConn will take a big step back next season losing the WCBB POY and WCBB Manager of the Year

    2. KerishME

      I thought Caroline played very well last night and am always disappointed to see some of the comments that are made about her. She knows her teammates and knows the game and I welcome her influence on the court. That said, I was a little surprised that we did not see more of Moriah Jefferson in the second half. She seemed to add a nice spark during her time in the first half. But with Dolson on the bench for most of the second half, I can see why the coaches opted for the more steady hand of Doty.

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