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Jim Clark’s Husky Report: UConn 85 - St. Rose College 44 (Exhibition)

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By Jim Clark
Correspondent

Editor’s Note: In a new column, Full Court’s Jim Clark shares his thoughts on the Connecticut Huskies’ November 5 opener, an 85-44 exhibition win over St. Rose College.

The star of the game was freshman guard Kelly Faris. She has an innate sense of the court, total concentration while in the game. She had three clear steals, and at least another three deflections on defense. She’s not afraid to shoot, a high arc-ing three-point shot, nothing but net. She’s a good ball-handler, but probably won’t play point.

Maya Moore alert! Maya was winded at one point. This was never the case last season. I infer it is because she has limited her running to protect her “tweaked” knee. This is not good news for Husky world. That knee is going to be a concern all season. We all know what this team loses without Maya.

Kaili McLaren has not lost one ounce. Apparently, she simply lacks the discipline to get into shape. She also had stone hands, flubbing several passes.

The point guard “competition” supposedly has Lorin Dixon as the player who can only lose the petition. She already has. There’s no sign that she has learned to shoot, and her decision-making appears no better than last season. Tiffany Hayes is likely to play point most of the time, at least until Caroline Doty is back to full speed. She is close, by the way, but needs to regain her shooting touch. Unless Dixon improves greatly in the next few weeks, she will be a permanent 10-minute sub.

With Faris showing so much promise, Hayes is not needed as much at the two, so who would you put at the point? Poised, 5’11” aggressive, great shooting Hayes, or 5’3” passive, can’t hit the bucket, often out-of-control Dixon?

The opponent, Division II St. Rose, was very well coached, organized, but obviously inferior. When open, they hit the shots. They could probably beat Providence or Seton Hall right now. They were, however, pretty overwhelmed, though not intimidated, by the Husky defense.

Geno Auriemma’s take on the game: “It’s always hard on the first night because . . . there’s too many jitters. I thought for the first time out . . . we got shots that we wanted to get and that’s what kind of what we’re looking for. . . . For the most part, we got exactly the shots we got at practice.”

Originally published Tue, November 10, 2009


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NCAA DIVISION I TOP 25 COACHES' POLL
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Week: February 7, 2012
RANK SCHOOL RECORD LAST WEEK'S RANK PRESEASON RANK AP RANK POINTS
1 Baylor (31) 24-0 1 1 1 775
2 Notre Dame 23-1 2 2 2 743
3 Connecticut 21-2 3 4 3 710
4 Stanford 20-1 4 5 4 685
5 Duke 19-3 6 8 5 650
6 Miami (FL) 20-3 7 7 6 604
7 Kentucky 21-3 5 15 7 584
8 Maryland 20-3 10 10 8 534
9 Wisconsin-Green Bay 20-0 9 24 9 530
10 Ohio State 21-2 11 NR-RV
(61)
10 483
11 Tennessee 17-6 8 3 11 476
12 Delaware 20-1 13 NR 12 434
13 Georgetown 18-5 15 11 14 379
14 Texas A&M 16-5 16 6 15 378
15 Nebraska 19-3 18 NR 13 309
16 Rutgers 17-4 14 12 17 372
17 Louisville 17-6 12 9 20 276
18 Gonzaga 21-3 19 NR-RV
(70)
19 234
19 Purdue 19-5 17 21 16 222
20 Georgia 18-6 20 12 21 202
21 Penn State 18-5 21 14 18 176
22 DePaul 17-7 23 18 NR-RV
(38)
92
23 Georgia Tech 16-6 22 NR-RV
(18)
22 104
24 South Carolina 18-5 NR-RV
(13)
NR 24 46
25 Vanderbilt 18-5 NR-RV
(23)
NR-RV
(19)
NR 45
Dropped Out: No. 24 North Carolina, No. 25 Kansas.
First-place votes: Total first-place votes received (if any) are indicated in parentheses following school name.
Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure (22-2) 34; North Carolina (17-6) 19; California (17-6) 18; Florida Gulf Coast (21-2) 16; Middle Tennessee (19-5) 15; Texas-El Paso (20-2) 8; Texas Tech (16-6) 5; Brigham Young (21-4) 4; Fresno State (19-4) 4; St. John's (15-8) 4; Princeton (15-4) 3; Oklahoma (15-7) 2; West Virginia (17-6) 2; Kansas State (15-7) 1.
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Credit: Courtesy Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The weekly Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll, sponsored by USA Today and ESPN, is based on voting by a Board of Coaches made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions all of whom are WBCA members.