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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Milestones, record abound in UConn's win over East Carolina

I recently wrote a story on Gabby Williams when I suggested that it was when and not if the UConn junior would post a triple-double. Well, the wait is over as she had 16 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in tonight's 91-44 victory over East Carolina.

Laura Lishness was the first Husky to have a triple-double as she had 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against Providence in the championship game of the 1989 Big East tournament. Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis accomplished the feat during the 2013-14 season against Oregon and Saint Joseph's respectively and most recently Kiah Stokes had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocked shots in a 2014-15 game against East Carolina.

Oh by the way, Williams had two steals for her 13th straight game with at least two steals matching her with Moriah Jefferson for the second longest run of multiple-steal games in the last 20 seasons trailing only the 17 straight by Rita Williams during the 1997-98 season.

Williams now has 102 assists in 19 games this season. She had 101 in 76 games in her first two seasons with the Huskies.

Fellow junior Kia Nurse scored the 1,000th point of her career during the game while Katie Lou Samuelson finished with a game high 20 points. She has scored in double figures in all 19 games this season. The only Huskies with longer streaks to start a season are Kara Wolters, Maya Moore and Breanna Stewart.

UConn extended its NCAA basketball all-division record winning streak to 94 games. It was also the 34th consecutive road victory matching the NCAA record set by UConn from 2001-03.

Another stat that caught my eye was the 18 offensive rebounds on 34 missed shots (30 missed field goals, four missed foul shots). It was the first time UConn was over 50 percent in grabbing offensive rebounds off missed shots. It helped that Williams came away with 10 of those offensive rebounds.


Blogger MCBox said...

Gabby also had more assists then did the Pirates!

10:11 AM 

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