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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Milestone awaits for UConn's Samuelson

The next 3-pointer Katie Lou Samuelson hits will be the 100th of her career.

The sweet-shooting sophomore from Huntington Beach, California won't be the first Husky to reach that milestone but she will get there faster than nearly any other player.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis owns the mark for fewest games needed to reach 100 3-pointers as it took her only 40. Diana Taurasi is next with 43 and if Samuelson had drained one more 3-pointer against DePaul she would have tied Taurasi for second place in that category. Next up on the list is Maya Moore, who needed 54 games to get there so it seems like a safe assumption that Samuelson will be No. 3 on that list.

If Samuelson hits one of her next three 3-point attempts, she will get to 100 needing fewer shots than any Husky other than Sue Bird.

Here's the list (I don't have play by play for all the games of the players on this list which is why the number of 3-pointers may be more than 100 on the list)

Player                                   Games    3PT-Att Milestone reached 
Sue Bird                              60            101-225 Old Dominion Jan. 18, 2001
Diana Taurasi                      43           104-243 Louisiana Tech Jan. 29, 2001
Maya Moore                       54            100-247 DePaul Jan. 13, 2009
Bria Hartley                        55           100-255 North Carolina Jan. 16, 2012
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis  40           100-256 Texas A&M Nov. 18, 2012
Jen Rizzotti                         60           102-256 Auburn Mar. 20, 1994
Mel Thomas                        62           102-257 Georgia Mar. 26, 2006
Ann Strother                        61           102-281 Providence Feb. 25, 2004

Samuelson, set to play in her 44th career game, is 99 for 239 from 3-point range

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