November 16, 2014

Next up: UConn

The Cardinal has a big date at Maples on Monday evening at 6:00 — a game against the reigning national champion, on national television.

The game kicks off ESPN's Monday night basketball series. It will be televised on ESPN2 and streamed live on ESPN3 (WatchESPN). KZSU will broadcast the game and live stats will be here.

Based on the preseason Top 25 rankings, Stanford will be UConn's third-toughest opponent this season after conference mate South Carolina and classic Jimmy V opponent Notre Dame.

No surprise that Geno would have liked a preview of Stanford's new style of play. Good that Heidi declined his request for the UCSD/Stanford game tape.

The Huskies have lost three members of last season's team. Center Stefanie Dolson and guard Bria Hartley graduated and junior guard Brianna Banks transferred to Penn State.

Together, they accounted for 39% of the Huskies' points, 35% of the 3-pointers and 33% of the rebounds. So UConn's style of play may look a bit different too.

They've added four freshman guards: Sadie Edwards, Courtney Ekmark, Kia Nurse and Gabby Williams.

But not Katie Lou Samuelson until next season. She's still a senior in high school.

The returners whose names and faces you may recognize are junior forward Breanna Stewart, senior forward Kaleena Mosqueda -Lewis, junior guard Moriah Jefferson, redshirt sophomore forward Morgan Tuck, sophomore guard Saniya Chong and senior center Kiah Stokes.

Here are UConn's roster and last season's statistics.

And here is the recap of UConn's first game of this season ‐ against UC Davis on Friday – which they won 102-43.

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