This And That About UConn – And Georgetown

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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.

Long drought

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.

Tough start

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.

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8 thoughts on “This And That About UConn – And Georgetown

  1. Carla Berube fan

    Congratulations to Carla Berube on her 200th win at Tufts.

    Hopefull with a new coach, Georgetown’s tactic won’t be to mug Dolson (or Stewart) into submission.

    Expect everything to be back to normal. UConn will defeat an overmatched opponent by a truck load of points. Media will rant and rave about how great UConn players are and how 4 should (not) be All-Americans.

    Rinse and repeat until Baylor. Or maybe even Duke.

    1. Master Mind

      Add my congrats to MS Berube!!!

      The way to beat Uconn:
      1. Defuse the Press
      2. Take away the 3, let KML shoot
      4. Mugg Stewart
      5. Play Dolson chest to chest
      Then out score them, if you can. Notre Dame did it by whipping the behinds of UConn by



  3. Rlyon

    Game’s on Geno! come on! nuff time for the talented to score? take a three pointer rather than drive n shoot? Win or get fowled (sic) n shoot two. Game’s on Geno if he called up for the three pointer

    1. G on G

      Think about it. A the end of the ND game, ND packed the lane, manhandled Stewart, passes into the lane were disrupted. KML shoots over 50 percent from the three (with no injuries)–maybe not a perfect option, but under conditions the bst one available.
      Under the basket the opportunity to ” bird and shoot” were not available because ND expected the best opportunity to score was under the basket so they took that away.
      Geno isn’t perfect but he’s a 800 plus win coach and you don’t get that by being wrong more times then being right.
      I was a lousy ONE point loss–but a perfect learning moment. EXCEPT FOR UCONN FANS.

  4. Village Idiot

    Gtown hasn’t many guns except Sug Rogers. It’s a shame they were dropped by their former coach
    This should be an opportunity for Jefferson, Tuck, Stewart and Banks to get a lot of playing time and experience.
    Notre Dame game showed that these guys have to step up and carry more of the game.
    Steff , KML and Stokes are all injured, Hartley isn’t 100 percent–so Fresh/Soph’s get going, Uconn needs you NOW!!!!

  5. beth fortuna

    this was a bad lost but look at 2000 when tennessee beat uconn by one point and they went on the win the national championship also they year the jessica foley of duke beat uconn at the buzzer and they won the national championship better that they lose know instead of march or april one lost and your out they just have to regroup and play better do you remember what shea ralph said after the lost to tennessee that they got punched and when they played them in the final four uconn punch harder and one a national championship

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