GAME NOTES UConn vs. Penn State



    Dec. 6, 2012

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    UConn vs. Penn State

    > Both teams entered tonight’s matchup averaging 11.3 steals per game on the 2012-13 season. UConn recorded seven steals in the first half, while Penn State tallied three. In the second half, Connecticut recorded eight steals compared to Penn State’s four.

    > Connecticut improved to 8-3 all-time against Penn State, with tonight’s victory marking their eighth in a row.

    > Following tonight’s loss, Penn State’s last win over a Top-5 opponent still dates December 5, 2004 (#2 UNC). While, UConn defeated their second Top-10 opponent of this season.

    > The Huskies improved their all-time mark in December to 176-56.

    > Penn State becomes 2-2 on the road this season, while becoming 1-1 versus Top-25 teams.

    > With tonight’s win, UConn improves to 344-13 (.964) at home (Storrs & Hartford) since the 1993-94 season.

    > UConn has won 175 of its last 186 games in Gampel Pavilion.

    > The Lady Lions outrebounded Connecticut 18-16 in the first half. While they posted 20 in the second, compared to Connecticut’s 21.

    > Connecticut’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led all scorers with eight points in the first half, while Alex Bentley led Penn State with four points.

    > In the first half, Connecticut attempted 12 free throws, making nine, while Penn State went 2-for-2.

    >In the 2012 season, Connecticut continued their streak with a perfect 8-0 record when leading at half. Last season, the Huskies finished with a 33-2 record when they held a lead at half.

    > Halftime Score: UConn 28, Penn State 22

    > UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis recorded a season-high for points with 25 points.

    > UConn entered tonight’s game shooting 43% for the three point line which was 3rd in the NCAA. Tonight’s performance tallied a 26% total from the three point line.

    > The Huskies have forced the opposition into 20 or more turnovers in seven of eight games this year.

    > Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led all Connecticut scorers, with Briana Banks came in second with 10.

    > Penn State’s Maggie Lucas led her respective team with 15 points, shooting 3-of-6 from the 3-point line.

    > Connecticut’s bench outscored Penn State’s 16 to 12.

    > Final Score: UConn 67, Penn State 52.