Wednesday, November 20, 2013

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (5-0)

Results: Connecticut 114, Oregon 68
Player of the Game: Sr. C Stefanie Dolson (26p, 14r, 11a, 1s, 3b, 31m)
Def. Player of the Game: Jr. C Kiah Stokes (10dr, 1s, 6b, 21m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Chrishae Rowe, Oregon (27p, 4r, 3s, 32m)
Stat of the Game: Dolson's Triple-Double (26p, 14r, 11a) 1st in 24 years, 2nd ever in UConn history!

Summary:  The Greatest to Play At UConn, Diana Taurasi, never had one, neither did Ms. Do-It-All, Maya Moore, nor did Husky Great, Rebecca Lobo, or a myriad of other former UConn superstars. But UConn Sr. All-American CENTER Stefanie Dolson just did!!! Dolson recorded just the 2nd triple-double EVER (Laura Lishness, 1989) in Connecticut women's basketball history Wednesday night, with a career-high 26 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists as the top-ranked Huskies (literally) ran away from Oregon, 114-68. UConn So. All-American candidate F Breanna Stewart added 28 points and 8rebs while UConn Sr. All-American G Bria Hartley had 17pts., 6rebs., and 6asts. UConn again dressed just nine players due to injuries, however six Huskies scored in double figures. Oregon Fr. G Chrishae Rowe was nearly unstoppable and definitely unconscious when it came to taking shots finishing with 27pts. on 27 shots for the Ducks who came into the game leading the nation in scoring by averaging almost 110 points a game this season with Oregon Head Coach Paul Westhead's run-and-gun style of play. But the Huskies held the Ducks to 31 percent shooting, blocked 12 shots and outscored Oregon in the paint 64-28. Many UConn fans may remember this is the same Paul Westhead who used his style of run-and-gun play while coaching former UConn Great Diana Taurasi in Phoenix and helped guide them to their first-ever WNBA Championship back in 2007.

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