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UConn Huskies meet with media at the Pepsi Center.
AT FIRST GLANCE
Developed into an immediate contributor at shooting guard and on the wing...possesses great athleticism which allows her to be an immediate factor at both ends of the floor...will be one of the key factors at the guard and wing slots for the Huskies in 2010-11 ....first player at UConn to wear No. 3 since Diana Taurasi (2001-04)...has registered 1,242 career points...Has seen time in all 116 of Connecticut's games since the 2008-09 season ... has made 91 starts...has posted double-figure points 64 times, including 21 times in 2009-10 and 25 times in 2010-11 ... has tallied 20-plus points 13 times, including eight times in 2010-11 ... Named to the 2010-11 All-BIG EAST First Team after being a Preseason First Team selection ... Named to the 2009 WBCA Classic All-Tournament Team...named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week three times during rookie season...named to BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.
Scored a career-high 32 points on 12-of-16 shooting in UConn's 117-37 season-opening victory over Holy Cross on November 14. Hayes' 30-point first-half effort marked the most points a Husky has ever scored in any half. The previous record belonged to Kerry Bascom, who scored 29 points on March 16, 1991 in an NCAA Tournament victory against Toledo ... Launched a career-high 20 field goal attempts in the 65-64 win against No. 2 Baylor on 11/16. Hayes was only 5-of-20 from the field (0-for-7 from deep) but she connected on a couple of clutch free throws down the stretch against Baylor. Dished out six assists along with pulling down six rebounds at Georgia Tech on 11/21. Had seven points and six rebounds against Howard on 11/26. Registered 14 points and nine rebounds against Lehigh on 11/27. Netted 20 points and dished out seven assists against LSU on 11/28. Scored 12 points and grabbed seven boards in 38 minutes of work at USF on 12/2. Led UConn with 18 points, while adding four rebounds and four assists against Sacred Heart on 12/5. Netted 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor vs. Marquette on 12/9. Netted a team-high 26 points, while adding four steals and four assists against Ohio State (12/19) in the Maggie Dixon Classic at MSG to mark UConn's 88th consecutive victory. In UConn's 89th straight win, Hayes netted 14 points, while dishing out seven assists against Florida State on 12/21. Scored 14 points at Pacific on 12/28. Played just 24 minutes and scored three points in the Huskies' first loss in 91 games at Stanford on 12/30. Netted a game-high 22 points on 6-of-7 shooting against Villanova on 1/5. Was 4-of-9 from the floor for 11 points at Notre Dame on 1/8. Tallied 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including a 5-of-8 clip from behind the arc, at St. John's on 1/12. Played one minute against Louisville on 1/15 before coming out of the game due to an injury. Netted 29 points to surpass the 1,000-point mark at North Carolina on 1/17. Scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Pitt on 1/22. Tallied 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor at Rutgers on 1/26. Had 16 points and three steals at Cincinnati on 1/29. Netted 20 points in UConn's dominating win over No. 3 Duke on 1/31. Tallied 12 points and three steals vs. DePaul on 2/5. Was held to four points in 23 minutes as she fouled out with 4:37 left in the contest at WVU on 2/8. Tallied 13 points, five assists and seven rebounds vs. Oklahoma on 2/14. Scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. Notre Dame on 2/19. Had 10 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Seton Hall on 2/22. Netted 18 points vs. Syracuse on 2/28. Tallied 10 points in UConn's win over Georgetown on 3/6 in the BIG EAST Championship Quarterfinals. Has played all 40 minutes of a contest twice in her career - both coming in 2010-11 against Georgetown (2/26 and 3/6). Had 10 points against Notre Dame in the BIG EAST Championship Final on 3/8. Had 12 points and five rebounds vs. Hartford in the NCAA First Round on 3/20. Scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting vs. Purdue in the NCAA Tournament Second Round. Scored 11 points vs. Duke on 3/29 in the Philadelphia Regional Final.
Saw action in all 39 of UConn's games and earned 37 starting assignments ... Finished fourth on the team with 10.2 points and fifth on the squad at 3.3 rebounds per game ... Hayes' 91 free throws made were the third-highest total on the team and her 124 free throw attempts marked the second-highest total on the squad ... Registered double-figure scoring 21 times and scored at least 20 points on three occasions ... Scored seven points and chased-down three rebounds in the Huskies' national championship-clinching victory over Stanford (4/6) ... Scored seven points in 27 minutes due to early foul trouble against Baylor in the NCAA semifinal (4/4)...registered 13 points, five rebounds and seven assists against Florida State (3/30)...grabbed six rebounds and had four points and four assists against Iowa State (3/28)...scored 11 points and four rebounds against Temple (3/23)...registered 12 points and seven assists against Southern University (La.) (3/21)...was 5-of-9 for 15 points, while grabbing seven rebounds against West Virginia in the BIG EAST Championship game (3/9)...scored seven points and grabbed 15 rebounds against Syracuse (3/7)...had 13 points and six rebounds at Notre Dame (3/1)...scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Georgetown (2/27)...had 22 points in 25 minutes played at Syracuse (2/24)...scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting at Oklahoma (2/15)...recorded a game-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor at DePaul (2/10)...scored eight points, while adding two assists and one steal at Louisville (2/7)...had nine points, three assists and three rebounds vs. West Virginia (2/2)...netted 10 points in 17 minutes played at Pittsburgh (1/30)...recorded 13 points, four assists and two steal at Duke (1/18)...registered a career-high eight assists, while making three steals against Notre Dame (1/16)...tallied 15 points and two assists against North Carolina (1/9)...played two minutes before leaving the game with an injury vs. Cincinnati (1/7)...registered a season-high 22 points, including a 5-of-9 showing from behind the arc, against South Florida (1/4)...had a 13-point performance at Florida State (12/28)...dropped 16 points while adding six rebounds and four assists in win over No. 2/2 Stanford...tallied 15 points against Iona (12/20) and had four assists...scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds against Hartford (12/10)...had six assists against Vermont (12/3)...scored 15 points and seven assists against Richmond (11/28)...grabbed a season-high six rebounds against Clemson (11/29)... tallied 14 points in UConn's home opener against Northeastern (11/14)...made four steals vs. Hofstra (11/27)... pulled down four rebounds and dished out five assists against Northeastern (11/14)...recorded 10 points against Hofstra (11/27) and Texas (11/17).
Posted 11 points in NCAA National Championship Game win over Louisville (4/7)...blew up for a season-best 28 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field, including a 5-of-6 clip from 3-point range in NCAA Regional Semifinal win over California (3/29)...started all three games and averaged 4.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists over three-game run to the 2009 BIG EAST Tournament Title...tallied 10 points and five rebounds in win over Seton Hall (2/28)...pulled down a season-high 12 rebounds while adding six points in win over Villanova (2/24)...recorded 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in win over No. 22/22 Notre Dame (2/22)...dropped 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting while adding nine rebounds and three assists in win at Providence (2/18)...registered 15 points while shooting 5-of-8 overall in win over Pittsburgh (2/15)...scored 12 points while adding five assists in win at St. John's (2/11)...recorded 13 points and four rebounds in win vs. Rutgers (2/3)...registered 14 points and six rebounds in win at Georgetown (1/31)...dropped a 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including a 6-of-10 clip from 3-point range, in win over No. 6/10 Louisville (1/26)...put up 10 points while adding five rebounds and three assists at Cincinnati (1/24)...recorded 10 points and four steals in win vs. DePaul (1/13)...posted 10 points, five rebounds and three assists while playing 27 minutes in win at West Virginia (1/10)...recorded four points, three rebounds and four steals in win at South Florida (1/8)...tallied 11 points, four rebounds and two steals at South Carolina (12/28)...registered seven points, nine rebounds, two steals and two assists in win over Northern Colorado (12/19)...talllied 10 points while shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line and adding three steals and three assists vs. Washington (12/18)...pulled down seven rebounds in win over Holy Cross (12/3)...registered 17 points while shooting 7-of-9 overall, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc in win over Rhode Island (11/22)...also pulled down seven rebounds in win over URI (11/22)...posted 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range vs. San Diego State (11/20).
USA BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE
2009 World University Games Team
Led Winter Haven H.S. to a combined record of 117-9 during four-year prep career...2008 McDonald's All-America...2008 Parade Magazine All-America...WBCA All-America... Gatorade Florida Player of the Year in 2008...Miss Florida Basketball following senior season...Florida State Player of the Year following junior and senior seasons...named class 5A Player of the year for three consecutive seasons (2006-08)...three-time first team All-State choice...averaged 18.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.6 steals and 3.4 assists during junior season helped lead club team Essence to the 2007 AAU National Championship... 2007 first team 5A All-State selection...2007 HoopGurlz.com Player of the Summer...2007 Basketball on the Bayou MVP...2007 Nike Nationals MVP...2006 Junior Phenom Showcase All-Star...named a 2006 Adidas Top Ten Underclass All-Star...2006 second team 5A All-State choice...played on the varsity squad at Winter Haven Senior H.S. since freshman year... ranked as No. 11 senior by HoopGurlz.com...also lettered in softball and cross country.
Born Tiffany Kiara Hayes on September 20, 1989 in Fort Polk, La. .... Parents are Dorothy and Renard Hayes ... A sociology major.
|CAREER HIGHS (through April 10, 2012)|
|Points||35||at Syracuse (January 25, 2012)|
|Field Goals Made||12||vs. Holy Cross (November 14, 2010)|
|Field Goals Attempted||20||vs. Baylor (November 16, 2010)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||6||Twice|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||10||Twice|
|Free Throws Made||11||vs. USF (January 28, 2012)|
|Free Throws Attempted||13||vs. USF (January 28, 2012)|
|Rebounds||13||vs. Stanford (November 21, 2011)|
|Assists||8||vs. Notre Dame(January 16, 2010)|