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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Another remarkable milestone waiting for UConn's Stewart

Breanna Stewart's place as one of the greatest players in UConn women's basketball history is already secure regardless of how the rest of the season plays out.

However, the most time that passes the more she is putting her name alongside some of the sport's most iconic figures.

Earlier this season she joined Tina Charles, Rebecca Lobo and Maya Moore as the only UConn players with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She is the only player in NCAA Division I women's basketball history with 300 assists and 300 blocked shots.

I did some research over the last couple of days and with two more steals she will become the seventh player in NCAA Division I women's basketball history with at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 200 assists, 200 steals and 200 blocked shots as she heads into the East Carolina game with 2,351 points, 1,018 rebounds, 365 assists, 198 steals and 354 blocked shots

Moore is on that list as are Women's Basketball Hall of Famers Lisa Leslie, Cheryl Miller and Sue Wicks. Former Long Beach State's Cindy Brown and Vanderbilt's Wendy Scholtens complete the star-studded list.

Player            School                  (Years) 
Cindy Brown Long Beach State (83-87) 2696-1184-348-400-318
Lisa Leslie USC (90-94)                          2414-1214-208-228-321
Maya Moore, UConn (07-11)                  3036-1276-544-310-204
Cheryl Miller, USC (82-86)                     3018-1534-414-462-320
Wendy Scholtens Vanderbilt (87-91)      2602-1272-305-211-217
Sue Wicks, Rutgers (84-88)                     2655-1357-289-287-293
(stats are incomplete for Maine's Liz Coffin and Villanova's Shelly Pennefather)

One of the most surprising things to take place in the Tulane game was that Napheesa Collier missed a free throw. It was her first miss from the foul line since the season opener. Collier made 24 free throws in a row. She was the first UConn player to make at least 20 straight foul shots since Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis back in 2013.

I went back to 2005 and couldn't find a UConn player with more consecutive free throws than Collier.

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Anonymous Jim R. said...

Doesn't this mean that Cheryl Miller also had 300 assists and 300 blocks?

7:57 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

The NCAA did not counting steals and blocked shots as an official statistic until 1988. I didn't realize that when I did my research since neither Cindy Brown nor Cheryl Miller showed up in the blocked shots career list which is what I used for my research so that was a mistake on my part. I should have indicated that Stewart's accomplishment dates back to 1988 when steals and blocks were recognized by the NCAA.

3:04 PM 

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