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Mosqueda-Lewis Ties Taurasi's 3-Point Mark

Mosqueda-Lewis' three 3s tied Diana Taurasi for the all-time UConn record.

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    After a two-game drought from behind the arc, senior sharpshooter Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis got back on track Wednesday against Tulsa, draining three 3-pointers in UConn's 98-60 win over Tulsa.

    Those three 3s tied Diana Taurasi for the all-time UConn record of 318 made 3-pointers, an impressive accomplishment for one of the nation's best long-range shooters.

    Coach Geno Auriemma, who has seen just about everything in more than a quarter of a century on the job, was asked about Mosqueda-Lewis matching Taurasi's record.

    "Those things are things that happen because you get a lot of opportunities to play with some great players and to work on your game… We share the ball so well, and we have so many assists every game, that if you’re a great shooter and you come here, you’re going to get a lot of opportunities to make shots. …

    "What K has done and what Diana did was something that’s obviously very difficult to do," Auriemma continued. "I know that everybody wants to be seen as more than just a shooter, they want to be seen as a basketball player, and I’m happy for K that she’s become a much better basketball player in addition to being a great shooter."

    Mosqueda-Lewis, meanwhile, had a simple approach to facing Tulsa.

    “I just didn’t force the issues," she said. "It’s not something that’s going to always be on my mind. I just want us to play well as a team and for everybody to play well.”

    And now she'll get a chance to break the record when the Huskies face SMU on Sunday.