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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Versatile Stewart continues to make history at UConn

I don't think it is exactly stop the presses type of a news flash for me to report that Breanna Stewart's versatility is truly something to behold.

Even before she played her first game at UConn, Stewart was expected to do things that few if any players did at UConn. She has certainly lived up to the advance billing.

Stewart became the fifth player in program history to record 300 career blocked shots in Monday's win over Chattanooga. With six more assists she would become the first player in UConn history with at least 300 assists and blocked shots. But let's not stop there. She is not only the first Husky with at least 300 blocked shots and 100 3-pointers but is just the second player at the Division I level to accomplish that feat.

Anybody who knows who the other player to accomplish this feat is probably a close personal friend or a relative of former High Point star Mackenzie Maier who had 306 blocked shots and 127 3-pointers while playing at High Point from 2007-11. Former Northeastern Illinois star Delores Jones came close with 94 3-pointers and 305 blocked shots.

Only four other players including Husky legend Rebecca Lobo had at least 30 3-pointers to go with 300 blocked shots. If I exercised any common sense, I would have checked the assist totals of those in the 300-block club but I do have time between now and the opening tip to hopefully scour through the various team media guides that I did for the research above to come up with the list of players (if there are any) with 300 blocks and 300 assists.

UConn announced that Saturday's game against No. 3 Notre Dame is sold out. The game will be played at 5:15 p.m. and air on ESPN.

UConn is 4-0 heading into tomorrow's game at DePaul while Notre Dame, which hosts Ohio State tomorrow, is 6-0.

UConn officials have been pushing the "White Out" for the game encouraging fans to wear white.


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