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Saturday, April 13, 2013

What's left for UConn? How about a 40-0 season

Over the last couple of decades the NCAA record book looks like a shrine to the UConn women's basketball program.

However, there at least one record left for the Huskies to strive for and that is a 40-0 season.

Last season Baylor became the first women's basketball team in NCAA Division I history to go 40-0 but the Huskies have a chance to match that mark during the 2013-14 season.

Here's a look at UConn's schedule for next season.
18 games in the American Athletic Conference
Non-conference road games: Baylor, Duke, Maryland, Penn State
Non-conference home games: Hartford, Oregon, Stanford and one more game likely to be against UC Davis
Maggie Dixon Classic: Opponent yet to be finalized but expected to be California
Hall of Fame Challenge: UConn plays Boston University, Old Dominion, St. Bonaventure and Ohio State

Certainly UConn has the returning pieces to make a run at an undefeated season. UConn returns 83.1 percent of its scoring off the national championship game which ranks third among UConn's title-winning teams. After winning the title in 2003, UConn returned every player who scored a point en route to a third straight championships and after winning the title in 2000 the Huskies brought back 92.1 percent of its scoring.

I've received a few emails inquiring why Breanna Stewart was credited with having the most points by a freshman in the NCAA tournament since 2000. The reason is that the ESPN stats department researched the top scoring freshmen and stopped at 2000. Our of curiosity I took a closer look at the NCAA record book and found two freshmen who had more points in the NCAA tourney than the 105 scored by Stewart.

In 1998 Tamika Catchings had 117 points and Cheryl Miller had 109 points in 1983. That's some pretty good company for Stewart.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's UC Davis, not Cal Davis

2:23 PM 

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