Jan. 18, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – UConn women’s basketball remains at home this weekend as the No. 3 Huskies welcome No. 23 Syracuse to the XL Center on Saturday at 4 p.m. Connecticut enters the contest with a 15-1 overall record and 3-1 mark in BIG EAST action, while Syracuse is 15-1 and 3-0 in league play.
Saturday’s game will be televised on SNY with Andrew Catalon, Meg Culmo and Kerith Burke on the call. The contest will also be broadcasted live on the UConn Radio Network with Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske.
UConn is 35-12 all-time vs. Syracuse and the Huskies have won the last 21 games, and 28 of the last 29, against the Orange. In last year’s meeting with Syracuse, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis notched 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds, Bria Hartley had 18 points and seven assists and Kiah Stokes scored eight points and had seven rebounds.
Syracuse, who is fourth in the country with 13.8 steals per game, is led by Kayla Alexander who is averaging 19.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game. Also recording double-digits for the Orange is Carmen Tyson-Thomas (10.7 ppg) and Elashier Hall (10.1 ppg).
The Huskies are first in the NCAA in five categories as they lead all in points scored (83.8), points allowed (46.6), scoring margin (+37.2), field goal percentage defense (.302) and assists (21.6).
Connecticut continues to have four Huskies registering double-digits with Mosqueda-Lewis leading the way with 16.5 points per game, while Breanna Stewart is averaging 14.6 points and a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game and Stefanie Dolson is scoring 13.1 points per game and bringing in 6.7 rebounds per game. Kelly Faris, who leads the team in both assists and steals, is averaging 10.6 and 4.3 boards per game.
Tickets are still available for Saturday’s game. For more information click here.