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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Breanna Stewart gets offensive

It didn't really matter to Breanna Stewart that she didn't get the start in last night's game against Oakland but it was important to her to focus on offensive rebounds since it was a point of emphasis of the coaching staff after the Huskies gave up more offensive rebounds than they grabbed in the last two games.

All Stewart did was pull down eight offensive rebounds, the most for a Husky since Tina Charles had nine of them in a game against St. John's on Feb. 13, 2010.


"I didn't know I had eight offensive rebounds but Coach (Geno Auriemma) said he was really going to pay attention to offensive rebounds tonight," Stewart said after the game. "That is always something I can work on. I wanted to try to be as aggressive as possible."

It should be noted that Oakland started five guards and did not start a player taller than 5-11 so the Huskies should have been able to do some serious damage in the rebounding department. That is exactly what happened as the Huskies had 56 rebounds including 24 on the offensive end.

Another stat of note from the game is that it was the largest margin of victory for the Huskies since winning by 80 on Nov. 14, 2010 against Holy Cross and tied for the sixth most in program history.

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