Updated: Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 8:24 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 8:24 PM EDT
STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) -- This is the last year for the UConn women's basketball team to play under the Big East name. Speaking of last, let's say the Huskies have one shot to win a game in this national championship tournament, who's going to take it?
With a game on the line, last shot, who's taking it for UConn?
Stefanie Dolson is Geno Auriemma's pick.
"Giving the ball to a player that's led the country in field goal percentage, shooting for the whole year, is probably not a bad way to go," said Auriemma.
"It means a lot to know that coach you know has that much trust in me and I think I've done a pretty good job of kind of putting that trust in him," said Dolson.
Not so fast though, the Hall of Famer, is still thinking.
"So I want every body to double her if they get a chance so then I can throw it to who I really wanna throw it to," said Auriemma.
"Wow," Dolson said laughing.
So he's looking at a couple of options. If not Dolson, Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis is the choice.
The coaching staff has put the Huskies in some late game situations during practice.
"They want me to be that person and I'm trying my hardest. I'm trying to change my mentality, be more confident and be more assertive out there and its been working," said Mosqueda Lewis.
Mosqueda Lewis has seen a change in her mentality in the last week of practice. The more the Auriemma asks, the more she's starting to believe.
"Before it was just like alright well, I can get our team there but I dunno if I'm gonna be the one to finish it. Now it's just like if I'm gonna get us there, I'm hopefully gonna help us finish it," said Mosqueda Lewis.
Historically, the Huskies have usually had a finisher. Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore wanted the ball in the clutch. Mosqueda Lewis is working on it.
"I watched the video tape of highlights of Maya and highlights of Diana and they're flat out winners. They want the ball every single time when a big shot is needed, they make plays whenever their team is down. Definitely players you wanna emulate," said Mosqueda Lewis.