Monday, November 17, 2014

Game 2 Notes

Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 6/6 Stanford Cardinal (1-0).

Location: Maples' Pavilion (Palo Alto, CA)
Time: 9:00pm (ET)
Internet: ESPN3
Radio: UConn IMG Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: GoStanford

Friday, November 14, 2014

Game 1 Results

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (1-0, 0-0 AAC)

Results: Connecticut 102, UC Davis 43
Player of the Game: Sr. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (30p, 16r, 7a, 3b, 38m)
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. F Breanna Stewart (3dr, 3s, 1b, 24m)
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. G Kia Nurse (8p, 6r, 2a, 1s, 21m)
Stat of the Game: 3pt. FG's made: UConn 18, UC Davis 9

Summary: Winning never gets old in Storrs, even when the Huskies are on the road.  No. 1 UConn cruised to its 47th straight win with a 102-43 rout of UC Davis in the season opener for both teams Friday night.UConn Sr. All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was playing in front of her hometown "Cali" fans and she did not disappoint. KML finished with 30pts. on a UConn record-tying 10 3pt. FG's made as she matched Maya Moore's record for most 3-pointers, which Moore did on Jan. 17, 2009, against Syracuse in Hartford. The Huskies' 18 total 3s tied the school record set in that same game. UConn Jr. All-American Breanna Stewart added 15pts, a career-best 7asts and 6rebs for the hot-shooting Huskies, and the two-time defending NCAA champions went on a 39-0 run spanning 15 minutes, 43 seconds from midway through the first half to Rachel Nagel's 3 at the 13:16 mark of the second for UC Davis. It is believed to be among the biggest runs in UConn program history.

Game 1 Notes

Game notes (pdf) for today's game at UC Davis Aggies (0-0).

Location: The Pavilion (Davis, CA)
Time: 10:00pm (ET)
TV: none
Internet: ESPN3
Radio: UConn IMG Radio Network/WTIC
Live Stats: UC Davis Live Stats

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

UConn Inks Three

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team has received National Letters of Intent from three student-athletes in the early signing period, as announced by head coach Geno Auriemma on Wednesday. De’Janae Boykin, Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier will all join the Huskies for the start of the 2015-16 season. De’Janae Boykin, a 6-foot-3 forward from Springdale, Md., Napheesa Collier, a 6-1 forward from St. Louis, Mo., and Katie Lou Samuelson, a 6-3 wing from Huntington Beach, Calif., each signed a national Letter of Intent Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA early signing period. The trio is ranked among the Top 25 in the class by ESPN HoopGurlz. Samuelson is considered the top player in the class. Collier is ranked No. 7. Boykin is No. 22. And while they will not play at UConn together for another year, they have already achieved success through their affiliation with USA Basketball. Boykin, Collier and Samuelson won the gold medal in the 3×3 competition of the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China in August. Boykin and Samuelson won the gold medal at the FIBA U-17 World Championship in Pilsen, Czech Republic in July and at the 2013 FIBA U-16 World Championship in Cancun, Mexico. Collier also averaged 14.0 points, 3.4 assists, 1.6 steals and a team-high 8.6 rebounds to lead the U.S. to the gold medal at FIBA Americas U-18 Championship for Women at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. in August.

Friday, November 07, 2014

2014-15 ESPN Women's College Basketball Season Preview

Season Preview

2014-15 ESPN WCBB Preseason Player of the Year:
Jr. F Breanna Stewart, Connecticut

2014-15 ESPN WCBB Preseason All-American Teams:
First Team:
So. F Nina Davis, Baylor
Jr. G Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame
Jr. G Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Sr. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut
Jr. F Breanna Stewart, Connecticut

Second Team:
Sr. G Rachel Banham, Minnesota
Sr. C Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee
Jr. G Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut
Sr. G Samantha Logic, Iowa
Sr. F Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina

espnW Top 25 Players List:
1. Jr. F Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
3. Sr. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut
11. Jr. G Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Unanimous Preseason #1

For the 10th time in program history, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team will open its season as the top team in the nation after earning the unanimous No.1 ranking in the Associated Press poll, which was released on Thursday afternoon. They are also the unanimous selection as the top team by the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll. It marks the second consecutive year the Huskies have found themselves alone atop the preseason poll and third in the last five years. The other years in which UConn opened the season as the AP’s No. 1 team were 1995-96, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2013-14. UConn has been ranked No. 1 for a total of 179 weeks in the program's history, the most of any team nationally. In addition, it marks the seventh time the Huskies have been tabbed as the preseason favorite after winning a national championship the prior season.

AP Preseason All-Americans

For the second consecutive season, All-American Sr. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and All-American Jr. F Breanna Stewart (Syracuse, N.Y.) were selected to the Associated Press Preseason All-America Team, as announced on Tuesday afternoon. It marks the first time the same pair of teammates from one team have been selected to the five-member team in multiple seasons. The rest of the team is rounded out by Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd, Duke's Elizabeth Williams and South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell. Stewart and Loyd were unanimous selections.