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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Another milestone in reach for UConn's Big 3

Not that there needs to be much more statistical proof that the trio of Moriah Jefferson, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck have turned out to be a pretty good  recruiting class and by pretty good I mean among the best in women's college basketball history.

They have already combined for the most points, assists and steals of any trio of classmates in UConn's program history. They aren't going to catch the trio of Swin Cash, Asjha Jones and Tamika Williams in the rebounding department but with four blocked shots, they would take over first place in that category as well.

Here are the lists

12-16: Jefferson-Stewart-Tuck 4861
98-02: Cash-Jones-Williams 4487
02-06: Crockett-Strother-Turner 3930
00-04: Battle-Moore-Taurasi 3899*
10-14: Dolson-Hartley-Walker 3896
REBOUNDS98-02: Cash-Jones-Williams 2467
06-10: Charles-Gardler-McLaren 2104
02-06: Crockett-Strother-Turner 1994
12-16: Jefferson-Stewart-Tuck 186500-04: Battle-Moore-Taurasi 1802*
92-96: Better-Elliott-Rizzotti  1769
10-14: Dolson-Hartley-Walker 1750
12-16: Jefferson-Stewart-Tuck 1175
00-04: Battle-Conlon-Taurasi 1098*
92-96: Better-Elliott-Rizzotti 1032
98-02: Bird-Cash-Jones   954
10-14: Dolson-Hartley-Walker  952
12-16: Jefferson-Stewart-Tuck 588
98-02: Bird-Cash-Williams 578
92-96: Better-Elliott-Rizzotti  567
04-08: Houston-Swanier-Thomas 548
88-92: Baer-Davis-Pattyson 545
BLOCKS91-95: Dixon-Lobo-Webber 414
06-10: Charles-Gardler-McLaren 413
12-16: Jefferson-Stewart-Tuck 41093-97: Berube-Rose-Wolters 404
11-15: Banks-KML-Stokes  389
*-does not include statistics for Battle and Moore during 2004-05 season
Speaking of Stewart, she currently has 120 career double-digit scoring games. If she gets there today, it would tie her for 18th in NCAA Division I women's basketball history with Kansas State's Kendra Wecker, Oklahoma State's Andrea Riley and Sugar Rodgers of Georgetown. She is currently second in UConn history in that category and could move as high as third on the list. Maya Moore's NCAA and UConn record of 149 games with at least 10 points is out of reach as if the 146 double-figure games Brittney Griner delivered during her time at Baylor. Rachel Banham of Minnesota is the active leader with 126 double-digit scoring games.
I came down to Philadelphia yesterday partly because of the noon start time but also to catch up with New Haven native Tanaya Atkinson, who is Temple's third-leading scorer. Another the topics I asked the former Career High star about was her thoughts on the UConn team and players.

"They have a lot of poise," Atkinson said. "They are not cocky but they are confident in everything that they do. If they miss a shot, they are not going to get down on themselves, they are really a good team and that is exactly why they are the No. 1 team in the nation because they all know what they can do and when they can do it. They don't brag about it, they have good sportsmanship and I like that. If we fall, they help pick us up so I like that."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

walker played less than half season - shows just how great dolson and Hartley were

8:32 PM 

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