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Monday, July 27, 2009

UConn lovefest continues

A couple days after a record five former UConn players played in - and stole the show at - the WNBA All-Star Game, ex-Huskies Asjha Jones and Sue Bird were named to WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week respectively.

Jones had a season-high 28 points to go with 10 rebounds in a win against Sacramento to earn her fourth player of the week award of her career but first of the season.

Bird scored nine of her season-high 23 points in the third overtime in Seattle's win over Los Angeles. Bird has seven 3-pointers, a Seattle franchise record. She also did not commit a turnover in a career-high 49 minutes.

Jones leads the Connecticut Sun against Western Conference leading Phoenix on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena in a game being televised on ESPN2.

UConn incoming freshman Kelly Faris did not score but drew praise for her play from U.S. coach Carol Owens as the United States defeated Canada 64-50 on Monday at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women in Bangkok, Thailand.

The win moved to the U.S. to 3-1 in Group F heading into today's game at Group F co-leader Russia. A win would guarantee the U.S. a spot in the quarterfinals.

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