Stewart, Hartley have stepped it up in Big East tourney
If the Huskies had a wish list for what they wanted to get done at their final Big East tournament, getting freshman forward Breanna Stewart and junior guard Bria Hartley rolling would have to be near the top of the list.
Stewart headed into the title game tied for fifth in scoring with an average of 17.5 points per game in wins over DePaul and Syracuse and is also fifth with a field-goal percentage of 68.2 while Hartley leads all players with an average of 6.5 assists per game.
"I think these last two games have really helped with my confidence going into the final," Stewart said. "I am trying to keep building on what has happened so far
We are all getting on the same page, creating a really nice rhythm and I think if we can carry that over to (today) it is going to help us out a lot."
If Stewart has 12 points tonight, she will finish with the fourth most points of any UConn freshman at the Big East tournament. Teammates Stefanie Dolson (60 points in 2011) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (58 in 2012) top the list followed by Diana Taurasi with 53 points in 2001 and Svetlana Abrosimova, who scored 49 points during the 1998 tourney.