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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dolson is Miss Reliability at UConn

When the ball is tipped off tonight senior center Stefanie Dolson will become just the fifth UConn player to start 140 career games.

The only games that Dolson hasn't started since she arrived at UConn where the ones against Holy Cross and Lehigh during her freshman year.

Ann Strother was the first Husky to start 140 career games as she was in the starting five 142 times.Renee Montgomery broke Strother's record and currently holds the program record by starting 148 games. Maya Moore (144) and Tina Charles (143) are also members of this select group.

For those wondering, the NCAA record for career starts is 150 set by former Stanford star Kayla Pedersen. Montgomery and Baylor's Brittney Griner are tied for second with 148 career starts with former Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw starting 147 times during her collegiate career.

Speaking of Moore, she has been collecting championships almost from the first time she picked up a basketball court.

She won a state title at Collins Hill High, national AAU titles with the Georgia Metros, two national crowns at UConn, a FIBA world title, Olympic gold medal and two titles in her three WNBA seasons, a EuroLeague title with Ros Casares and now she has a chance to win her second title in as many seasons in China's WCBA.

Moore had 42 points, 21 rebounds, five assists and five steals as Shanxi Xing Rui Flame defeated Brittney Griner's Zhejiang squad 80-72 in the third and deciding games in the WCBA semifinal series to set up a showdown with the Liz Cambage led Beijing squad in a best of five championship series which begins next week.

Moore averaged 41.7 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists and 5,3 steals in the semifinal series and her season numbers are 38.7 points, 12.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 4.1 steals and 1.3 blocked shots.

There will be a live blog for the Houston game which will be up and running by 4:30 p.m.

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