STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut women’s basketball team heads to Piscataway on Saturday for a 4 p.m. tip against league opponent Rutgers. The No. 3 Huskies enter the contest with an overall mark of 23-1 and 10-1 in the BIG EAST, while the Scarlet Knights are 14-9 and 5-5 in the conference.
The Last Meeting
Rutgers - BIG EAST Quarterfinal
March 4, 2012
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
No. 4 UConn Beats No. 23 Rutgers in Quarterfinals, 49-34
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 15 of her 17 points in the first half and fourth-ranked Connecticut beat No. 23 Rutgers 49-34 on Sunday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The third-seeded Huskies (27-4) will face second-seed St. John's in the semifinals Monday night. The Red Storm ended the Huskies' 99-game home winning streak on Feb. 18.
UConn currently has four Huskies averaging double digits this season with sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis leading the way with 16.8 points per game, while junior Stefanie Dolson is scoring 14.2 points per contest, freshman Breanna Stewart tallying 13.5 points per game and senior Kelly Faris is registering 10.8 points per game.
Dolson and Mosqueda-Lewis have been spectacular this season as Dolson is first in the nation in field goal percentage (62.3) and Mosqueda-Lewis is first in 3-point field goal percentage (50.0).
Connecticut is 29-6 all-time versus Rutgers and the Huskies have won nine-straight against the Scarlet Knights. Dolson, this week’s BIG EAST Player of the Week, has been outstanding against Rutgers in her career averaging 11.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks
The Huskies enter Saturday’s contest first in the nation in scoring and scoring margin as the team averages 83.8 points per game and owns a +36.9 scoring margin. UConn is also first in the country in assists with 21.3 per game with Faris leading the team with 4.2 per game.
Saturday’s game will be televised live 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.