Senior Sugar Rodgers, the Hoyas dynamic scorer, the Big East’s leading scorer (26.1), also leads the team in rebounding and steals. But she takes a lot of shots.
She has taken 285 shots, more than twice of any of her teammates or UConn players (Breanna Stewart has 136). She also has 102 free throws. Stewart leads UConn with 45.
She is coming off the first triple-double in program history on Saturday during Georgetown’s 79-64 win at Providence. Rodgers had 33 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists along with six steals. It was just the 18th triple-double in conference history.
The Hoyas have not beaten UConn since Feb. 27, 1993, a span of 27 defeats. They are coached now by Keith Brown, who replaced Terri Williams-Flournoy, now coaching Auburn after eight seasons with the program. Brown was her assistant and recruiting coordinator.
The Huskies likely will drop out of the No. 1 spot in both polls after losing their Big East opener on Saturday against Notre Dame. It was the first time since 1991-92 that UConn lost its first conference game. That season, the Huskies opened the Big East season with a loss at Georgetown. The Huskies hadn’t lost a conference home opener since 1988 against Boston College. The Huskies haven’t lost consecutive games since March 1993. That’s a span of 706 games.