UConn-Oregon Info: Ducks Fly

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Time: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: XL Center
TV: SNY (Dave Frede, Meghan Culmo and Kerith Burke)
Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske)
Series history: UConn, 1-0
Last meeting: UConn, 95-51, Dec. 31, 2012, Eugene, Ore.
Streaks: Oregon L1; UConn W4

OREGON (2-1)
14 JILLIAN ALLEYNE, F, 6-3, SO., 18.7 ppg – Pac-10 Rookie of the Year; one of nation’s top rebounders, but doubtful with knee injury.
2 DANIELLE LOVE, F, 6-2, Sr., 5.3 – Team’s top three-point shooter (.315) last year; double-double vs. Sacramento St.
31 KATELYN LOPER, G, 5-11, Jr., 20.0  – Hofstra transfer, has 15 threes this season
21 CHRISHAE ROWE, G, 5-10, Fr., 25.7 – 29 shots for career-high 28 points vs. Sacramento St.
22 ARIEL THOMAS, G, 5-6, Sr., 11.3 – Oregon’s second-leading scorer as a junior
UCONN (4-0)
4 MORIAH JEFFERSON, G, 5-7, So., 10.0 ppg – Has 13 assists, only five assists
30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-4, So., 15.8 – Blocked five shots at Penn State
14 BRIA HARTLEY, G, 5-7, Sr., 16.3 – Tied career-high with 29 points at Penn State
31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Sr., 9.5 – Scored just three points at Penn State.
12 SANIYA CHONG, G, 5-8, Fr., 7.5 – Only two turnovers in first 77 minutes
41 KIAH STOKES, F, 6-4, Jr., 3.8 – Has 12 blocked shots in 90 minutes
13 BRIANNA BANKS, G, 5-9, Jr., 3.5 – Nine points in 25 minutes at Maryland
What to watch for
Big talent: Alleyne injured her knee early in the first half in Sunday’s loss to Sacramento State and did not return. The program can not deal with her loss. She broke the school and Pac-12 Conference rebounding record in a double-overtime home loss to Portland State last season, In the same game, just her second as a collegiate player, Alleyne also matched the school record for points with 38. The 27 rebounds bettered the previous Pac-12 mark set nearly 20 years ago by UCLA’s Natalie Williams.
Mirror image: The offensive style that made Paul Westhead a coaching legend in the NBA (Lakers, Bulls, Nuggets), college (Loyola Marymount) and WNBA (Mercury) has found another home. The Ducks have 329 points (109.7) this season and have taken 266 shots.
Tough defense: The Huskies have held their four opponents to a shooting percentage of just 33 percent while making just 41 turnovers.
Three happy: The Ducks have already taken 109 three-pointers in three games; UConn has 86 in four.

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