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    2012-13 Season in Review

    APR
    7
    Huskies Upend Notre Dame, 83-65
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Breanna Stewart had all the answers to help UConn finally vanquish Notre Dame.

    The stellar freshman scored a career-high 29 points to go with four blocks and was seemingly everywhere in leading the Huskies back to the national championship game with an 83-65 win over Notre Dame on Sunday night.

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    APR
    6
    Dolson & Mosqueda-Lewis Named to WBCA/State Farm All-America Team
    NEW ORLEANS, La. - UConn women's basketball standouts Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis were selected to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association/State Farm All-America Team as announced by the WBCA on Saturday, April 6. Connecticut has now had 27 all-time selections as Dolson and Mosqueda-Lewis are the 16th and 17th Huskies to be honored on the WBCA All-America squad. This marks the eighth time that UConn has had multiple Huskies named WBCA All-Americans and first time since 2009-10 when Maya Moore and Tina Charles earned the accolade.

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    APR
    3
    Dolson and Mosqueda-Lewis Honored as USBWA All-Americans
    STORRS, Conn. – Junior Stefanie Dolson and sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis have been named to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-America Team as announced by the USBWA on Wednesday.

    Dolson and Mosqueda-Lewis are the 12th and 13th Huskies all-time to earn a spot on the USBWA All-America Team. 2012-13 marks the seventh time UConn has had multiple players selected to the squad.

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    APR
    2
    Mosqueda-Lewis, Dolson & Faris Earn AP All-America Honors
    STORRS, Conn. – Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Stefanie Dolson and Kelly Faris have each earned AP All-America honors as announced by the Associated Press on Tuesday morning. Mosqueda-Lewis was named a Second Team All-American, Stefanie Dolson was selected to the Third Team and Faris was picked as Honorable Mention All-America.

    Mosqueda-Lewis and Dolson are the 15th and 16th Huskies to be honored on either the AP First, Second or Third Team and a Husky has earned mention on one of the AP teams a total of 31 times. This marks the 18th time a Husky has been named Honorable Mention.

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    APR
    2
    Faris Selected Finalist for Division I Defensive Player of the Year
    ATLANTA (April 2, 2013) – Senior guard Kelly Faris has been tabbed as a finalist for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Division I Defensive Player of the Year presented by United States Marine Corps as announced by the WBCA on Tuesday morning. Faris is joined by Baylor’s Brittney Griner and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike as one of three finalists for the prestigious honor.

    The Defensive Player of the Year award honors the best defensive collegiate Division I women's basketball player. All Division I conference defensive players of the year are eligible to be nominated for the award.

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    APR
    1
    Huskies Down Kentucky to Return to Final Four
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his Connecticut Huskies are headed back to a familiar place - the Final Four.

    Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 17 to help top-seed UConn rout Kentucky 83-53 on Monday night and advance to a record sixth-straight national semifinal.

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    MAR
    30
    No. 3 UConn Downs No. 12 Maryland, 76-50
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's youngest players have the Huskies back in an old and familiar spot.

    Freshmen Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck combined for 35 points as UConn (32-4) advanced to their eighth straight regional final with a 76-50 blowout over Maryland on Saturday.

    "I think we were 16 for 28 from the floor, our freshmen," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. "One turnover between the three of them. I thought they were the key to the game today for sure."

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    MAR
    27
    Dolson and Mosqueda-Lewis Named Finalists for Wade Trophy
    ATLANTA (March 27, 2013) - Junior center Stefanie Dolson and sophomore forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis have been selected as two of 12 finalists for the 2013 State Farm Wade Trophy as announced by the State Farm® Wade Trophy Committee, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS). The Wade Trophy is presented annually to the nation's most outstanding NCAA Division I women's basketball player.

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    MAR
    27
    Geno Auriemma Signs Five-Year Contract Extension
    STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut head women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has signed a new five-year contract with the school that will run through the 2017-18 season.

    Auriemma, an inductee into the Naismith Basketball of Fame and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, has led UConn to seven NCAA national championships during his storied career. The Huskies have played in 13 Finals Fours under Auriemma, including the last five.

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    MAR
    25
    No. 3 UConn Advances to Sweet Sixteen Over Vanderbilt
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut has had its share of streaks, including a memorable 90 wins in a row between 2008 and 2010.

    The Huskies added to another impressive run Monday night, advancing to the regional semifinals of the women's NCAA tournament for the 20th consecutive season with a 77-44 win over Vanderbilt.

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    MAR
    23
    Top-Seeded UConn Powers Past Idaho in NCAA Opener, 105-37
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led six Connecticut players in double figures as the top-seeded Huskies routed Idaho 105-37 on Saturday.

    Mosqueda-Lewis finished with 22 points, all in the first half. Morgan Tuck had 18, and Moriah Jefferson added 16 for the Huskies (30-4), who advanced to the second round for the 20th straight time in their 25th consecutive tournament appearance.

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    MAR
    19
    Dolson & Mosqueda-Lewis Selected to WBCA All-Region I Team
    ATLANTA - Junior center Stefanie Dolson and sophomore forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis have each been honored as All-Region I selections as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Tuesday. The selection committee will select the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team from these 52 candidates. The 2013 WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team will be announced at 1:10 p.m. CT Saturday April 6, during NCAA Women’s Final Four Super Saturday festivities in New Orleans Arena.

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    MAR
    18
    Huskies Selected As No. 1 Seed Bridgeport Region
    STORRS, Conn. - The No. 3 University of Connecticut women's basketball team has been selected as the No. 1 seed in the Bridgeport Regional of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Championship, as announced by the NCAA on Monday.

    The Huskies will play their opening round game vs. No. 16 seed and Western Athletic Conference champion Idaho (17-15) at Gampel Pavilion (10,167) in Storrs, Conn., on Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on ESPN2.

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    MAR
    14
    Dolson and Mosqueda-Lewis Selected to Final Ballot for 2013 Wooden Award
    STORRS, Conn. - Junior center Stefanie Dolson and sophomore guard Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis have each earned a place on the final ballot of the 2013 John R. Wooden Award, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Thursday, March 14. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot is made up of 15 student-athletes who have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Hundreds of members of the college basketball media will vote on the Wooden Award Player of the Year and All-America team from Monday, March 18 through Wednesday, March 27, either online or through the mail.

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    MAR
    11
    No. 3 UConn Advances to Big East Title Game
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Get ready for UConn-Notre Dame, Part III.

    The teams who played a triple-overtime thriller a week ago will meet for the Big East title Tuesday night. It's a fitting way for the conference to end its current format with the teams splitting up next year.

    Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 14 points and No. 3 Connecticut beat 22nd-ranked Syracuse 64-51 on Monday night in the semifinals to set up the title matchup.

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    MAR
    10
    No. 3 UConn Defeats DePaul 94-61 to Advance to Semifinal
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)- Connecticut is tough to beat when either its guards or its post players are having a good night. When both are clicking, it's usually a rout.

    Breanna Stewartscored 21 points to lead a balanced offense Sunday and the third-ranked Huskies bounced back from their loss to Notre Dame with a 94-61 win over DePaul in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament on Sunday night.

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    MAR
    7
    Six Huskies Awarded Postseason BIG EAST Honors
    STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's basketball team had six Huskies earn postseason BIG EAST honors as announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon. Kelly Faris was selected the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and shares the Most Improved Player of the Year award with DePaul's Brittany Hrynko, while also earning a seat on the All-BIG EAST Second Team. Sophomore forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was a unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team Selection and was joined by Stefanie Dolson who was also a First Team selection. Additionally, Bria Hartley and Breanna Stewart are BIG EAST Honorable Mention. Finally, Stewart and Moriah Jefferson were selected to the All-Freshman Team.

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    MAR
    2
    No. 3 UConn Rolls Past USF, 85-51
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a career-high 32 points and Stefanie Dolson added 25 as No. 3 Connecticut tuned up for a Big East rematch with second-ranked Notre Dame by racing past South Florida 85-51 on Saturday.

    Mosqueda-Lewis paced the Huskies (27-2, 14-1) by making 11 of 23 shots, including six 3-pointers. Dolson matched her career-best for points by going 8 for 11 from the field, sinking all nine of her free throws and grabbing 10 rebounds.

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    FEB
    27
    Four Huskies in Running for 2013 Naismith Women's College Player of the Year
    ATLANTA – The UConn women’s basketball team has four Huskies in the top 30 list for 2013 Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Wednesday. Stefanie Dolson, Kelly Faris, Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis were selected as top 30 candidates by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performance during this year’s college basketball season. Connecticut’s leads the way with four players, while Baylor, Notre Dame, Duke, Maryland and Penn State each have a pair of players on the list.

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    FEB
    26
    No. 3 Huskies Control Boards in Win
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Breanna Stewart hopes she's rounding back into form at just the right time for No. 3 Connecticut.

    The star freshman scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots in helping UConn (26-2, 13-1 Big East) close out its home schedule with a 76-36 rout of Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

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    FEB
    26
    Three Huskies Selected to Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Midseason Watch List
    ST. LOUIS – UConn women’s basketball standouts Stefanie Dolson, Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis were selected to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s 2013 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Midseason Watch List as announced by the USBWA on Tuesday afternoon. Members of the association's board of directors chose the players to be included on the list as contenders for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award.

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    FEB
    23
    No. 3 UConn Overpowers Seton Hall, 90-30
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis took her 1,000th career point in stride. She was downright giddy when the player she considers her mentor, senior Kelly Faris, accomplished the same goal on the same day.

    "I think everybody knows how much I look up to Kelly and how much I appreciate what she's done for me these past two years," Mosqueda-Lewis said. "More than anything, I wanted her senior night to be special."

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    FEB
    19
    UConn Fans Edge Baylor Fans for a Great Cause
    STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's basketball team would like to pass along its most sincere thanks to all the UConn fans nationwide who made generous and heartfelt donations to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund over the last month. The Husky fan base once again proved it is the best in the country as UConn fans edged Baylor fans, $23,211.62 - $7,810, in the fundraising competition.

    The big winner though is the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which received donations from UConn and Baylor fans for a combined $33,021.62.

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    FEB
    16
    No. 3 UConn rolls over Rutgers 65-45
    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Geno Auriemma wasn't a huge fan of having to play Rutgers two days before a showdown with top-ranked Baylor.

    He knows that it will help his team in the end as the setup is similar to what his third-ranked Huskies will see in the NCAA tournament.

    ''The Big East thinks we're Superman. We can play at Rutgers Saturday, then have to play Baylor on Monday because we're better than everyone else, we can handle that,'' Auriemma said. ''That's what happens in the NCAA tournament. You play a tough game on a Saturday or Sunday and then play another one two days later. They've helped us over the years and they'll help us this year.''

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    FEB
    12
    No. 3 UConn Powers Past Providence, 105-49
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Connecticut's Kelly Faris started her 100th straight game and turned it into a microcosm of her career as a Husky.

    The senior guard scored 16 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists as UConn (23-1, 10-1 Big East) cruised to a 105-49 win over Providence on Tuesday, the Huskies fourth 100-point game this season.

    "I think the 100 starts in a row is most indicative of how consistent and reliable and how fortunate she is to stay healthy, and just how committed she is to winning and doing whatever she has to do for the University of Connecticut," said UConn coach Geno Auriemma.

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    FEB
    10
    No. 3 UConn Cruises Past DePaul, 91-44
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Stefanie Dolson and her teammates kept their competitive edge this weekend by tossing around a different ball.

    Missing two days of practice because of heavy snow, the Huskies made sure not to get cold on the court by getting cold outside it - with a snowball fight.

    "It was epic; it was awesome," she said after scoring 23 points Sunday in the third-ranked Huskies' 91-44 rout of DePaul. "We went out during the blizzard, so we couldn't see anyone. So we didn't know who these people were, but we had this intense snowball fight with them, and we won."

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    FEB
    5
    No. 3 UConn Overpowers Marquette, 94-37
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut guard Bria Hartley hopes she's finally rounding into form.

    The junior guard, who missed much of the preseason and the first two games of the year with an ankle injury, had 20 points Tuesday night, to help the third-ranked Huskies to a 94-37 rout of Marquette.

    "It has felt like I was a step behind, being out for that long and then coming back and not being able to play the way I wanted to - not improving, note getting better at certain things," Hartley said. "The only thing you can do is just work hard, keep pushing yourself. I tell myself; eventually it's going to get better."

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    FEB
    4
    Kelly Faris Added to State Farm Wade Watch List
    ATLANTA (February 4, 2013) – Senior guard Kelly Faris was added to the 2012-13 State Farm Wade Watch list as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Monday morning. UConn now has four Huskies on the list as Faris joins teammates Stefanie Dolson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Bria Hartley. Faris was one of eight additional student-athletes added to the list by the WBCA.

    Faris has had an outstanding senior campaign as she is averaging 10.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game. She is currently sixth in the nation in assist/turnover ratio at 2.57.

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    FEB
    2
    No. 3 Huskies Hold Off St. John's, 71-65
    NEW YORK (AP) - One of the few problems that UConn has had over the past few seasons has been winning tight games. Then again the Huskies haven't been in too many of them.

    Geno Auriemma welcomed the chance to see his team finally pull out a close victory.

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 19 points, including seven straight in the final minutes, to lead No. 3 UConn to a 71-65 victory over St. John's on Saturday.

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    JAN
    29
    No. 3 UConn Tops Villanova, 76-43
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut went more than 7 1/2 minutes without a field goal against Villanova and still beat the Wildcats by 33 points.

    Stefanie Dolson scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the third-ranked Huskies to a 76-43 rout on Tuesday night.

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 19 points for UConn (19-1, 6-1 Big East), hitting five of her six 3-pointers. Freshman Breanna Stewart chipped in 14 points and six boards.

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    JAN
    28
    Breanna Stewart Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
    STORRS, Conn. – UConn women’s basketball standout Breanna Stewart was tabbed as this week’s BIG EAST Freshman of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday morning. This is Stewart’s third time this season to earn the accolade.

    The freshman center averaged 11.5 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week for the Huskies, which included a win over No. 4 Duke and a league victory at Cincinnati. After not attempting a shot in the opening period against Duke, Stewart finished the evening with 13 points, five rebounds and three blocks while shooting 71 percent against the Blue Devils.

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    JAN
    26
    No. 3 UConn Overpowers Cincinnati, 67-31
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Third-ranked UConn knew this was a bad matchup for one of its former players and coaches. Then again, anytime one of Geno Auriemma's former assistants tests the Huskies, it's a predictable outcome.

    Connecticut always wins.

    Stefanie Dolson scored 15 points in limited time on Saturday night, and Connecticut's tough, physical defense allowed only nine points in the first half, setting up a 67-31 victory over Cincinnati.

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    JAN
    22
    Stefanie Dolson Named Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week
    ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Univeristy of Connecticut center Stefanie Dolsonas its Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Jan. 20. The USBWA's weekly honor will be handed out each Tuesday through Feb. 19 this season.

    As the BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week, Dolson was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week.

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    JAN
    22
    Three Huskies on Wooden Award Midseason Top 20
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club President Steve Hathaway. No. 3 UConn has three Huskies on the list as junior center Stefanie Dolson, senior guard Kelly Faris and sophomore forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis all earned on spot on the list. Connecticut was the only school to have three student-athletes placed on the list as the BIG EAST had six of the 20 selections.

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    JAN
    21
    No. 3 Huskies Hand No. 4 Duke First Loss
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Despite UConn's lofty record, Geno Auriemma admitted something has been missing from his team. The Huskies may have finally found it.

    UConn turned a two-point halftime lead into a rout playing a nearly flawless second half.

    "The last 20 minutes of the game was as much fun as I've had in a long, long time," Auriemma said.

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    JAN
    19
    Dolson, No. 3 UConn defeat Syracuse 87-62
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Stefanie Dolson has gotten to the point in her UConn career where she expects to be the best post player on the court, no matter who she is facing.

    The junior center scored a career-high 25 points Saturday to lead No. 3 Connecticut to an 87-62 win over Syracuse and its star center Kayla Alexander, handing the upstart Orange just their second loss of the season.

    Dolson, who hit nine of her 17 shots, also became the 36th player in UConn history to reach 1,000 points for her career.

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    JAN
    15
    No. 3 Huskies Hold Off No. 15 Louisville, 72-58
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley each scored 16 points to lead No. 3 Connecticut to a 72-58 win over 15th-ranked Louisville on Tuesday night.

    Kelly Faris added 13 points and seven assists while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 12 for the Huskies (15-1, 3-1 Big East). Hartley showed no ill effects of a sprained left ankle she suffered in the first half against Marquette on Saturday.

    "When she's playing like she played tonight and has the attitude she played with tonight, she makes a huge difference," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said.

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    JAN
    12
    No. 3 Huskies Cruise Past Marquette, 85-51
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 24 points and Stefanie Dolson added 20 to help third-ranked UConn cruise to an 85-51 win over Marquette on Saturday.

    Mosqueda-Lewis scored nine points and Dotson six during a 21-3 run to open the game for the Huskies (14-1, 2-1 Big East) who improved to (8-0) all-time against Marquette. Coming into the game, all the victories, save one, were by an average of 29.7 points.

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    JAN
    9
    No. 3 Huskies Bounce Back with 75-48 Rout of Georgetown
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Before the game was one minute old, Connecticut had three turnovers.

    There were many more to come. Passes that flew almost randomly out of bounds. Balls flying everywhere except where they were supposed to. And perhaps the only reason the No. 3 Huskies don't have their first losing streak since 1993 is because the opponent was simply overmatched.

    Kelly Faris scored 15 points, and UConn survived a round of sloppy-ball Wednesday night, bouncing back from a rare conference-opening loss to beat Georgetown 75-48 in a game that included 45 giveaways.

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    JAN
    5
    No. 1 UConn upset by No. 5 Notre Dame 73-72
    STORRS, Conn. (AP)- Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame just seem to have Connecticut's number.

    The Irish have turned one of the best rivalries in women's basketball into a one-sided affair lately, winning five of the past six meetings.

    The senior All-American scored 19 points hitting big shot after big shot in the second half to lift fifth-ranked Notre Dame to a 73-72 victory over the top-ranked Huskies on Saturday.

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    DEC
    31
    No. 1 Huskies Cruise Past Oregon, 95-51
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - First came the No. 1 ranking, then came the rout. All told, it was a pretty good day for Connecticut.

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 19 points and the Huskies celebrated their return to the top of the poll with a 95-51 victory against Oregon on Monday.

    UConn took over the No. 1 spot in the Top 25 for the first time since the end of the 2010-11 season on Monday afternoon, and then followed with their 12th victory of the season to remain undefeated.

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    DEC
    29
    No. 2 UConn Upsets No. 1 Stanford, 61-35
    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Geno Auriemma insists long winning streaks do little to get him amped up, even after he traveled his Connecticut team across the country to face top-ranked Stanford and its daunting 82-game unbeaten run at Maples Pavilion.

    The Huskies sure got a thrill from leaving with an unexpected rout and silencing a typically raucous crowd - and likely stealing away the No. 1 spot in the polls along with it.

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and second-ranked UConn played spoiler and streak-buster this time, snapping Stanford's nation-leading home winning streak with a surprisingly easy 61-35 victory Saturday.

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    DEC
    22
    No. 2 UConn Tops Hartford, 102-45
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Breanna Stewart scored a season-high 27 points and four teammates also scored in double figures as No. 2 Connecticut defeated Hartford 102-45on Saturday.

    A pregame ceremony honored the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, with youth players from Newtown joining the teams on court.

    It was the fifth time that Stewart, a freshman, had led the Huskies (10-0) in scoring this season. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 21 points, Kelly Faris 18, Bria Hartley 15, and Stefanie Dolson 10 for UConn (10-0).

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    DEC
    19
    No. 2 UConn Overpowers Oakland, 97-25
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - After going nearly two weeks without playing a game, Connecticut is tuning up for its upcoming matchup against top-ranked Stanford at the end of the month.

    Bria Hartley and Breanna Stewarteach scored 21 points and No. 2 UConn shot 66 percent in the first half on the way to a 97-25 win over Oakland on Wednesday night.

    Brianna Banks had 18 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewishad 14 points and nine rebounds for UConn. The Huskies hadn't played since a 67-52 win over Penn State on Dec. 6.

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    DEC
    6
    No. 2 UConn powers past No. 10 Penn St. 67-52
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewisdidn't know until shootaround Thursday that she would be able to play on her injured left leg.

    She ended up scoring a season-high 25 points as No. 2 Connecticut pulled away in the second half to beat No. 10 Penn State 67-52.

    "I was happy that I was able to come out and perform and help my team out," she said. "I spent the last two days in the training room, and that paid off."

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    DEC
    3
    No. 2 Huskies Overpower No. 9 Maryland, 63-48
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - UConn senior Kelly Faris' strong play doesn't always show up on the stat sheet. It was hard to miss her Monday night.

    Faris had eight points, eight steals, seven rebounds and seven assists in No. 2 Connecticut's 63-48 victory over No. 9 Maryland in the Jimmy V Classic.

    "I said it 100 times, I'm always amazed that none of the Big East coaches vote her for anything," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. "They are stuck with the guys they have and we have the record we have because of her. Someone can dominate a game and take six shots. Kelly completely dominated the game. She has an impact that goes beyond the stat sheet. When you look at the stat sheet there's a whole bunch of stuff there, her impact is greater than that."

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    NOV
    28
    No. 2 Huskies Dominate Colgate, 101-41
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Brianna Banks scored a career-high 20 points and Stefanie Dolson added 18 and No. 2 Connecticut beat Colgate 101-41 on Wednesday, keeping the Huskies undefeated in November for the eighth consecutive year.

    Banks hit four of her five shots from 3-point range for UConn (6-0). Kelly Faris also had 17 points, to go along with five rebounds and five assists.

    Jhazmine Lynch led Colgate (2-4) with nine points.

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    NOV
    24
    UConn women win Paradise Jam 91-57 over Purdue
    ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Freshman Breanna Stewart scored 17 points to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a 91-57 rout of No. 14 Purdue on Saturday and the championship of the Paradise Jam tournament.

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 points for UConn (5-0), before leaving with just over 2 minutes left after taking what appeared to be an inadvertent elbow to the head.

    The Huskies had four players in double figures.

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    NOV
    23
    No. 2 Huskies Dominate Marist, 81-39
    ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Four games into the season, and nobody has come within 30 points of Connecticut.

    Freshman Breanna Stewart had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the second-ranked Huskies continued to roll through the Paradise Jam tournament with an 81-39 win over Marist on Friday night.

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 points for UConn while Kelly Faris and Moriah Jefferson each had 10.

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    NOV
    22
    UConn dominates in opening game of Paradise Jam
    ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - UConn used a balanced offense and stellar defense to earn an easy victory.

    Breanna Stewart scored 20 points while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Morgan Tuck each had 16 to help No. 2 Connecticut rout Wake Forest 95-34 in the opening game of the Paradise Jam on Thursday night.

    UConn (3-0) dominated from the start, scoring the game's first 12 points and carrying a 45-12 lead into halftime. The Huskies held the Demon Deacons to just four field goals in the first 20 minutes. It took 7 minutes for Wake Forest to hit its first basket and the Demon Deacons missed their last 15 shots from the field in the first half.

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    NOV
    18
    No. 2 UConn Easily Handles No. 16 Texas A&M, 81-50
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Little fazes Texas A&M veteran coach Gary Blair, whose team upset their way to the school's lone national title two seasons ago. But Connecticut's dominating performance on Sunday, without a doubt, fazed him.

    "UConn was in midseason form," Blair said of the Huskies' 81-50 victory. "My freshmen have to learn on the fly. That's what this schedule is all about, and that's what this year is all about. Eventually we're going to have to become a smarter basketball team. But by far this was the best team of three we've played."

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    NOV
    11
    No. 2 Huskies Rout Coll. of Charleston, 103-39
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Breanna Stewart's UConn debut went about as well as she could have hoped.

    The 6-foot-4 freshman scored 21 points, grabbed five rebounds and had four steals Sunday as No. 2 Connecticut routed the College of Charleston 103-39 to win its 17th consecutive season opener.

    "Just waiting and looking forward to playing my first game here was something that I was itching to get at," she said. "And now that it's finally here, I'm really satisfied with what happened."

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    NOV
    9
    Three Huskies Named to Preseason Wooden Award Top 30 List
    STORRS, Conn. – Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis were named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Friday. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national college women’s basketball media members.

    The BIG EAST led all conferences with seven selections, followed by the ACC with six, the Big 12 and Big 10 with five each, the SEC, Pac-12 and CAA with two, and the Ivy League with one. Williams and Mosqueda-Lewis were the only sophomores chosen.

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    NOV
    7
    Women's Hoops Trounces Holy Family in Exhibition, 119-50
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The UConn women's basketball squad downed Holy Family 119-50 in Wednesday's exhibition contest at the XL Center. Connecticut had seven Huskies record double-figures as the team reached triple-digits for the second time in as many exhibition tries.

    Despite trailing 58-38 at the half, the Tigers held their own the opening period. Holy Family was able to take the lead twice in the first 10 minutes both coming off of threes by Ana Cruz. Cruz and Erin Mann each scored 11 points to lead the Tigers on Wednesday.

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    NOV
    2
    Huskies Roll Past Indiana (Pa.) in Exhibition, 105-28
    STORRS, Conn. – Sophomore forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis guided the Huskies to a dominant 105-28 victory over Indiana University (Pa.) in Connecticut’s Friday evening exhibition game. Mosqueda-Lewis was one rebound shy of a double-double as she tallied a team-high 24 points and grabbed a team-best nine rebounds.

    The Huskies dominated every facet of the game with UConn going 56.5 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from behind the arc and a near perfect 84.2 percent from the charity stripe.

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    OCT
    30
    Hartley & Mosqueda-Lewis Honorable Mention Preseason All-Americans
    STORRS, Conn. – UConn standouts Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis have been selected as Honorable Mention Preseason All-Americans as announced by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Both Huskies were also named to the 2012-13 preseason Wade Watch List.

    The 2012 AP Preseason All-America Team consists of Baylor’s Brittney Griner, Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne, Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike, Baylor’s Odyssey Sims and Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas.

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    OCT
    24
    Geno Auriemma Awarded NIAF's Special Achievement Award in Sports
    STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma was recently awarded the National Italian American Foundation’s Special Achievement Award in Sports. Auriemma has been a pillar in collegiate women’s basketball and has compiled an 804-129 record in his 27 years at the helm of the Huskies.

    The NIAF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. It serves as a resource on the Italian American community and has educational and youth programs including scholarships, grants, heritage travel and mentoring.

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    OCT
    18
    Women's Hoops Selected to Win BIG EAST Regular Season Title
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team was selected to finish first in the BIG EAST for the 2012-13 regular season as announced by the conference on Thursday morning at the annual BIG EAST Media Day. The selection was made by the league’s 15 head coaches, who were not permitted to select their own teams. The Huskies have captured 19 regular season titles, 18 tournament crowns and have won both titles in the same season 15 times. UConn took home the 2011-12 tournament crown. Freshman center Breanna Stewart was tabbed as the 2012-13 Preseason BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, while Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis were selected to the Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team.

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