Gabby Williams named Defensive Player of the Year
Six Huskies score double-digit points in record-tying 90th straight win.
Napheesa Collier scores 21 points to lead UConn to its 89th straight victory
Five players recorded double figures in win over the Tigers.
UConn vs Mississippi State NCAA Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
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USATSI Gallery - No. 1 UConn vs. No. 2 Mississippi State - FInal Four
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UConn vs Oregon NCAA Regional Final (photo by Stephen Slade)
• 2017 American Athletic Conference Third Team
• 2017 NCAA All-Bidgeport Regional Team
Saw action in 34 games and earned 34 starting assignments at the point guard position during her senior year at UConn … Missed the games at Kansas State (12/11) and against No. 12/13 Ohio State (12/19) while experiencing concussion-like symptoms … Averaged 8.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists while shooting 47.1 percent (96-204) from the field and 40.0 percent (50-125) from beyond the three-point arc … Tied career highs with 20 points and eight assists in UConn’s record-tying 90th-consecutive win against No. 20/21 USF on January 10 … Finished fourth in the country with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.3/1 and put together 15 games with zero turnovers … Scored in double-figures 14 times, including the last three games of her career … Opened the season with a 16-point, six-assists effort in the win over No. 12/12 Florida State on November 14. Chong’s six assists came against zero turnovers and she was a perfect 6-6 from the field … Added 17 points to go along with seven rebounds, seven assists and zero turnovers in the win over Tulsa on February 5 … Averaged 13.5 points per game and shot 62 percent from the field during the Huskies’ NCAA regional semifinal and regional final victories over No. 15/14 UCLA and Oregon en route to being selected to the All-Bridgeport Regional Team.
Saw time in 33 games and earned three starting assignments ... Averaged 3.7 points and shot 42.4 percent from a floor in a year that was hindered by an IT band injury ... Scored in double-figures four times, including a season-high 18 points against Tulsa on January 6. Chong was 6-11 from the floor, including 4-8 from long-range, to go along with four assists and four rebounds against the Golden Hurricane ... That game was preceded by a 13-point, four-rebound effort against Cincinnati on December 30. The Ossining, N.Y. native was a tidy 4-6 from the floor, chased down four rebounds and dished-out three assists against the Bearcats ... Added six points in only eight-minutes of action in UConn's NCAA second round win over Duquesne on March 21.
Saw time in all but two games and started in each of the first two games for the Huskies ... Averaged 5.6 points per game in 19.0 minutes per contest ... Shot 47.0 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from long-range and 74.2 percent from the charity stripe ... Sixth on the squad with 74 assists ... Scored a career-high 20 points on 8-13 shooting in the Huskies' overtime loss at No. 6 Stanford on November 17 ... Added 17 points on 5-7 shooting to go along with five rebounds in the win at Memphis on February 7. Chong also buried four of her five attempts from beyond the 3-point arc in 31-minutes of action against the Tigers ... Dished-out a career-high eight assists against zero turnovers in the win at Tulane on February 23.
Played in 39 of UConn's 40 games and earned four starting assignments ... Averaged 4.7 points 2.2 assists and only 0.7 turnovers per contest in her rookie season, which earned her a spot on the American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team ... Scored in double-figures five times, including a career-high 17 points in the win over UCF (Feb. 19). Chong also recorded her first-career double-double against the Knights, pairing up her 17-point performance with a 10-rebound effort ... Scored 16 points and chased-down six rebounds, in 27-minutes of action, during the win at Penn State (Nov. 17).
Averaged 34.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game in her final season at Ossining High School, helping to capture the first New York State Public Schools state championship in school history... Named the 2012-13 Parade All-American Team's Girls Basketball Player of the Year ... Honored as the National High School Coaches Association's (NHSCA) national girl's basketball Player of the Year ... Awarded the 2012-13 Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year Accolade... Named to the American Family ALL-USA New York Team ... Rated as the No. 75 overall recruit by ESPN Hoopgurlz and the No. 3 recruit in the state of New York by MaxPreps ... 2013 McDonald's All-American Game nominee ... Scored at least 30 points in 51 of her 96 career high school games, tallying 2988 points over her four year career... Recorded nine points, six rebounds, and four assists at the 2013 WBCA All-American Game in New Orleans ... Averaged 33.3 points and 9.7 rebounds during her junior campaign in 2011-12.
Saniya Lynn Chong ... Daughter of Andrew and Leslie ... Born June 27, 1994.
|CAREER HIGHS (through March 31, 2017)
|Field Goals Made||8||Twice|
|Field Goals Attempted||13||
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||4||Seven Times|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||9||at Stanford (November 17, 2014)|
|Free Throws Made||6||at Temple (February 1, 2017)|
|Free Throws Attempted||7||at Temple (February 1, 2017)|
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