Here’s a scary thought for opponents of the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team. Breanna Stewart gets better by the minute according to head coach Geno Auriemma.
In her first three games of what she and her teammates hope will be a fourth straight national title, Stewart has been consistent on the offensive end of the floor averaging 24.7 points, nine rebounds and four assists per game. Defensively, she’s averaging 3.3 blocks and six of those nine rebounds she’s averaging are coming on the other end of the floor.
And that’s what makes Stewart great. She can do it on both ends of the floor.
Watch and/or listen as Auriemma talks about how Stewart is playing consistent basketball and getting better.
Has UConn women’s basketball freshman Katie Lou Samuelson turned the corner?
After struggling from the floor in the first two games, Samuelson had her best game of her brief UConn women’s basketball career in a 42 point win over Nebraska this past Saturday with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting including 2-of-4 from three-point land. She also dished out three assists and had three rebounds.
More impressively though during one sequence of events, Samuelson hit a three-pointer and then went down to the defensive end and drew a charge.
The expectations are high for Samuelson at UConn but for now a little goes a long way as far as her confidence is concerned.
Watch and/or listen below as UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma, Breanna Stewart, Naphessa Collier and Samuelson talk about her performance vs Nebraska.
After Monday night’s 40 point win over Kansas State, UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma had a tough time finding a player comparable to Gabby Williams that he has coached in Storrs.
He ultimately thought that Tamika Williams (no relation) was the last player to have the athleticism of Gabby Williams. Tamika Williams came to UConn in 1998 as part of the Fab Five recruiting class. So we are talking about 17 years here.
Watch and/or listen below as Auriemma talks about Gabby Williams athleticism:
UConn women’s basketball player Breanna Stewart was very happy that her fellow senior Moriah Jefferson was the one who passed her the ball and got the assist on her 2000th career point on last night’s 97-57 win over the Kansas State Wildcats.
The Ohio State Buckeyes women’s basketball team has some pretty good guards in Kelsey Mitchell and Ameryst Alston. Unfortunately for them, the UConn women’s basketball team has better guards in All-American Moriah Jefferson and Canada’s summer MVP Kia Nurse.
In their season-opening loss to South Carolina, Mitchell and Alston put up a combined 43 shots of the team’s 80 and finished with 36 and 23 points respectively. So it’ll be up to the UConn women’s basketball guard to slow them down and get them out of their rhythm.
Watch and/or listen below as UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma along with Kia Nurse, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck talk about what they need to do to slow them down and win.
The UConn women’s basketball freshman class of Katie Lou Samuelson, Napheesa Collier and De’Janae Boykins was highly decorated coming into the program. On Monday night, two of three will get their first real taste of college basketball when they play the No. 6 team, The Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, OH.
Unfortunately, Boykins will miss the game due to an injury along with redshirt sophomore Natalie Butler and junior Saniya Chong.
So what advice would the elder UConn women’s basketball players give to the freshman?
Watch and/or listen below as Kia Nurse, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck give their advice to the freshman players.