Preview of Sunday’s UConn-Texas A&M Game

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No. 2 UCONN WOMEN AT NO. 16 TEXAS A&M

Site: Reed Arena, College Station, Tex.

Time: 2:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN2 (Pam Ward and Carolyn Peck)

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

Series history: UConn, 1-0

Last meeting: UConn, 81-51, Dec. 6, 2011, XL Center

Streaks:  UConn, W1; Texas A&M, L3

UCONN (1-0)

5 CAROLINE DOTY, G, 5-10, Sr., 10.0 ppg – Started and played 16 minutes

31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Jr., 11.0 ppg – Near triple-double; 9 rebounds, 8 assists

34 KELLY FARIS, G, 5-11, Sr., 9.0 ppg – Four assists, 4 of 4 from floor

13 BRIANNA BANKS, G, 5-9, So., 10.0 ppg – Perfect from the field (5 of 5)

23 KALEENA MOSQUEDA-LEWIS, F, 6-0, So., 19.0 ppg – Had five threes in opener

3 MORGAN TUCK, F, 6-2, Fr., 15.0 ppg – Shot 7 of 11 from field in debut.

4 MORIAH JEFFERSON, G, 5-7, Fr., 4.0 ppg – Five assists, five turnovers in 1st game

30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-4, Fr., 21.0  ppg – Started and shot 8 of 11 in 1st game

TEXAS A&M (0-2)

5 KRISTI BELLOCK, F, 6-1, Sr., 6.5 ppg – Had 10 rebounds in Penn State loss

15 TORRI SCOTT, G, 5-10, So., 0.5 ppg – Still looking for her first field goal

33 COURTNEY WALKER, G, 5-8, Fr. 5.0 ppg – Shot 3 of 14 in 39 minutes vs. Penn State

20 PEYTON LITTLE, G, 5-11, Fr., 5.5 ppg – Just 3 of 12 from three this season

3 KELSEY BONE, C, 6-4, Jr., – 15.0 ppg – Strong double-double (16 and 14) vs. Penn State

32 ADRIENNE PRATCHER, G, 5-7, Sr., 2.5 ppg – Leads team with 6 assists

34 KARLA GILBERT, C, 6-5, Jr., 8.5 ppg – Averaging 8.5 rebounds

10 ALEXIA STANDISH, G, 5-8, So., 4.0 ppg – Playing through a knee injury

Young team

Two years after winning their first national championship in Indianapolis, the Aggies are rebuilding with seven freshmen surrounding their best player, Kelsey Bone, the former UConn recruit who transferred from South Carolina after her freshman season. They have opened their season with losses to Louisville and Penn State.

Hall of Fame

Blair is among the members of newest class to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame next year. The group also includes former UConn guard and Hartford coach Jen Rizzotti.

Fill-in

UConn junior guard Bria Hartley continues to miss time with her severely sprained ankle. The Huskies are pointing to Thursday’s game against Wake Forest at the Paradise Jam as a likely date for her return.

Shooting woes

The Aggies have shot only 33.1 percent from the field this season (40 of 121), just 21.7 percent from three (5 of 23). The Huskies made 63.6 percent of their shots (42 of 66) in the opening win over College of Charleston.

John Altavilla; jaltavilla@courant.com

 

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4 thoughts on “Preview of Sunday’s UConn-Texas A&M Game

  1. KerishME

    Who made up TAMU’s schedule?! Louisville, Penn St. and UConn as first three opponents? Whatever happened to a bunny or two to build confidence – especially with such a young team?

  2. Genosguy

    Watched the Penn St/ A and M game last night. Close, but it was on A and M home court. Penn st. won by 5 or 6. Watched the Okla/UCLA game. UCLA is picked 3 in the Pac 12 (with Stanford) and they are really really really good. Almost blew OKla away on their home court (okla). They are fast, talented, and rebound with bigs–UConn will see them in the NCAA. UCLA’s point guard is as good as any Geno has ever had. And I love UConn.
    Sorry for Bria–this has got to be killing her in so many ways

  3. Baylor Lost By 2 Without Sims

    Pam Ward and Carolyn Peck deserve each other. 2 of the worst at ESPN. Wonder what the Vegas odds are for which of the 2 makes the most mistakes. UConn is not going unbeaten this season. As good as the first 6 who played against CoC, UConn still is better with Hartley. Baylor proved that even with the only talented 6’8″ player in WCBB, they can still lose without their AA PG.

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