Heather Buck and the Huskies host Pitt on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Feb. 25, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- The No. 3 Huskies (25-2, 12-1 BIG EAST) welcome Pittsburgh (9-17, 0-13 BIG EAST) to the XL Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Connecticut’s regular season home finale. The game will be televised on SNY and broadcasted live on the UConn Radio Network.
Connecticut is coming off a 60-point win over Seton Hall on the Huskies’ Senior Night at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday. UConn saw both Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Kelly Faris join the illustrious 1,000 point club in the game as each notched 18 points to lead the team. Faris was spectacular against the Lady Pirates not only leading the squad in the scoring but also tallying team-bests with seven assists and seven steals.
Also reaching a career milestone in Saturday’s win was head coach Geno Auriemma who became only the second coach all-time to win 400 games in a single conference. Stanford’s Tara Vanderveer became the first coach to accomplish that feat when the Cardinal defeated Oregon on 2/1/13 for her 400th Pac-12 victory.
The Huskies are 40-9 all-time against Pittsburgh and have won 27-straight against the Panthers. UConn’s last loss to Pitt came on February 24, 1993, a 76-74 setback in the Steel City. When playing at home, Connecticut is 21-4 with the last loss coming on January 18, 1986. Stefanie Dolson has found great success against Pitt, averaging 10.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and is 10-15 from the field in two career games against the Panthers. Bria Hartley is averaging 11.5 points and has dished out nine assists against only one turnover in two games against Pittsburgh. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had a solid debut against the Panthers, scoring 23 points and made nine of her 12 attempts from the floor.
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