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The theme of Saturday's victory of Seton Hall, aside from senior night, was milestones.
Sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and senior Kelly Faris each eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for a career and UConn coach Geno Auriemma won his 400th game in the Big East Conference, only the second women's coach in history to win 400 games in a single league.
Today, however, the Huskies are likely more focused on achieving their next milestone: winning the Big East. No. 3 UConn (25-2, 12-1) will play its final regular-season home game today at the XL Center in Hartford, meeting Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. (SNY).
UConn then embarks on a two-game road trip to end its conference schedule, playing at South Florida on Saturday and at first-place Notre Dame on Monday. Notre Dame beat UConn earlier in the season 73-72 at Gampel Pavilion.
First up, Pittsburgh. The Panthers (9-17, 0-13) are led by 6-foot-junior forward Asia Logan, who averages 14.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, one of just four players in the league in the top 10 in scoring and rebounding. Sophomore guard Brianna Kiesel also averages 14.7 points per game, 17.6 per game over the last five games.
For UConn, Mosqueda-Lewis is averaging a team-best 17 points per game. She and Faris were the first UConn teammates to reach 1,000 in the same day since Nykesha Sales and Carla Berube achieved the milestone on Nov. 17, 1996.
Faris was the first senior to hit the mark on senior night since Ashley Battle in 2005 and Mosqueda-Lewis was the fifth sophomore to achieve the distinction, joining Maya Moore, Svetlana Abrosimova, Diana Taurasi and Bria Hartley.
- Day Staff Reports