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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Gabby Williams continues to put up impressive numbers for UConn

Give me an internet connection and no place to go thanks to a winter storm and I can add more statistical relevance to the season that UConn junior forward Gabby Williams is enjoying.

I was able to come up with the list of current NCAA Division I women's basketball players with at least 200 rebounds, 100 assists, 50 steals and 25 blocked shots this season and before the day began, there were no members of this select group.

Williams got there thanks to her nine rebounds giving her 201 this season. She is up to 129 assists, 66 steals and 30 blocked shots as she joins Maya Moore and Breanna Stewart as the only UConn players to accomplish that feat in the same season.

Not long after Williams pulled down her 200th rebound of the season, BYU's Kalani Purcell blocked her 25th shot of the season to add her name to the list. Purcell now has 262 rebounds, 130 assists, 55 steals and 27 blocked shots.

I didn't speak with Williams after the game but did ask Moore about Williams' impact on this year's team when Moore spoke with the media at halftime.

"She makes it look easy," Moore said. "Part of it is her personality on the court, she is calm on the outside but what she is doing is extremely hard to be that active and that involved in so many different parts of the game. It is players like her that it is easy to under appreciate her but if you watch the game and you can understand the way she is impacting it. It is mind blowing to see that night after night after night. She has grown into that, she is being counted on in so many different areas."

The last update I received was that about 300 tickets are available for Monday's game against South Carolina so if you act fast and don't already had a ticket, you might be able to be in the stands for what could be a memorable game and event.

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