Jan. 20, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The No. 3 UConn women’s basketball team returns to Storrs on Monday night for a 7 p.m. showdown against No. 4 Duke at Gampel Pavilion. The game will be televised on ESPN2 with Pam Ward and Rebecca Lobo on the call. Monday’s contest will also be broadcasted live on the UConn Radio Network with Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske.
The Huskies enter the game with a 16-1 (4-1 BIG EAST) after downing Syracuse on Saturday night, while the Blue Devils are a perfect 16-0 (6-0 ACC).
The Huskies defeated Syracuse 87-62 on Saturday with Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scoring 25 points to lead the squad to victory. Dolson, who also had seven rebounds and six assists, became the 36th Husky to reach 1,000 career points with her career-high 25 points. Connecticut had three Huskies pour in 20+ points against the Orange as Breanna Stewart added 20 points to the UConn total.
Connecticut owns a 8-3 all-time mark over Duke and has won five-straight against the Blue Devils. Connecticut’s last loss to Duke came on March 28, 2006 during the NCAA Regional Final where the Huskies dropped a 63-61 decision in overtime. The last four UConn victories have been by an average 29.2 points per game.
Both Bria Hartley and Caroline Doty are averaging 12.0 points per contest against Duke, while Hartley is also averaging 5.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Kiah Stokes had a solid outing at Cameron Indoor Stadium last season scoring four points, blocking a career-high five shots and pulled down 12 rebounds.
UConn, 134-23 in nationally televised games since 2001-02, boasts a record of 236-7 in Gampel Pavilion since 1993-94 and has won 128 of its last 132 games in the Storrs’ facility.
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