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Monday, February 24, 2014

UConn's Jefferson not concerned about foot issue

It's become something of a trend for key UConn players to be dealing with foot issues at this time of the year.

Kelly Faris and Stefanie Dolson were both hobbled, although still able to play with similar ailments. So when sophomore guard Moriah Jefferson came to meet with the media after Saturday's Houston game sporting a protective boot on her left foot, it certainly caught my attention.

Jefferson downplayed her foot issues so her practice time has not been limited due to her foot.

"It is just the wear and tear and it is to make sure it doesn't get worse," said Jefferson, who needs three assists and one steal to join Jen Rizzotti as the only UConn players to have at least 150 assists and 75 steals in their sophomore season. "For the most part I am going full (speed in) practices, I am able to practice and in the games nothing is going to stop me in the games."

Jefferson is also one of 10 Division I women's players with at least 100 more assists than turnovers. Jefferson is right on that mark and I find it noteworthy that three of the 10 play their basketball in the state of Connecticut. Here's the list

Player School                           G  AST TO
Gillian Abshire Quinnipiac         28 192 50
Callie Berna Arkansas              27 188 63
Sharnea Boykin Mercer            26 170 59
Natasha Cloud Saint Joseph's  26 199 86
Felicia DaCruz Fairfield            27 145 44
Jamierra Faulkner S. Miss       26 218 117
Moriah Jefferson UConn      28 147 47
Niya Johnson Baylor                27 173 45
Jordan Jones Texas A&M       28 181 81
Samantha Logic Iowa              28 209 103

For those wondering, there have been just three UConn players to finish with 100 more assists than turnovers in a season. Jen Rizzotti did it as a senior during the 1995-96 campaign with 222 assists and 115 turnovers. In the 2001-02 season both Sue Bird (231/93) and Diana Taurasi (208/83) accomplished the feat.

There will be a live blog running during tomorrow night's game against SMU for those who are interested.

The blog will go live at 7:30 p.m.



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